Nàkhu/Takhini (Kusawa/Takhini)

Nàkhu/Takhini (Kusawa/Takhini)

Nàkhų Män (Kusawa Lake), in the eastern part of dákéyi (our country), drains north via the Nàkhų Chù (Takhini River) into the Tágà Shäw (Yukon River). Nakhų, meaning (raft) crossing, is an old settlement located by the narrows near the north end of the lake.

The Takhini River settlement is one of our newest communities and is home to many young families. In kwädąy times, people stayed in places throughout the Takhini Val­ley. A large kwak’än (forest fire) swept through the Takhini area in the 1950s.