Nuqwa’ik /Àłsêxh (Tatshenshini/Alsek)

Nuqwa’ik /Àłsêxh (Tatshenshini/Alsek)

The southern part of our Traditional Territory, now within the province of British Columbia, is the area most closely connected to our Tlingit heritage. The heart of this region is the sambay (salmon)-rich Tatshenshini River, traditionally known as the Àłsêxh (Tlingit) or Shäwshe Chù (Dän K’e). This part of dákéyi (our country) is a crossroads, connecting different peoples and regions. Today’s Haines Road follows an old foot trail through the Chilkat Pass. In 1993 the lands west of this highway in British Columbia were designated as a park.