Where we live: Sambaa K’e

Where we live: Sambaa K’e

 

A little introduction to “Trout lake place”

Location:
60°27′ N, 121°15′ W
 
Elevation:
495 metres
 
Population:
99
 
Name means:
“Trout lake place”
 
Setting:
On the flat, sandy, thickly forested southeast shore of Trout Lake at the mouth of the Island River
 
Languages:
South Slavey, English
 
Ethnicities:
Dene (South Slavey)
 
Getting here:
By charter aircraft from Hay River or Fort Simpson, or by the 126-kilometre winter road from the Mackenzie Highway
 
Founded in:
The late 1960s, when a school and other services were established at this site, which for centuries had been used by Slavey Dene fishers, hunters and trappers
 
Don’t miss:
Fishing at the community-run Sambaa K’e lodge, with excellent angling for walleye, pike, grayling and trout
 
More info:
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