Dakwäkäda (Haines Junction)

Dakwäkäda (Haines Junction)

Situated at the base of the Auriol Range of mountains, Dakwäkäda (high cache place) is home to many of our Citizens and the headquarters of our government. Dakwäkäda is not a traditional community, but was established after the Alaska Highway and Haines Road were built in 1942–43. As businesses and buildings sprang up, a community grew at the junction of the two highways. In kwädąy (long ago) times, Dakwäkäda was at the intersection of various trails. It was a place where local families cached goods, especially the food that had been caught in the area.