The Champagne and Aishihik people invite you to learn more about our kéyi (country). In kwädąy (long ago) times, our people lived on the land, staying in small communities or camps over the course of the year. This map highlights the different parts of dákéyi (our country) and settlements where our people live today and have lived in times past.
Some of our dän nàjè yu (settlements) are traditional ones, others are modern communities established after the Alaska Highway was built through dákéyi. Some of our places feature modern homes that are year-round residences while others have kų (cabins) or kų k’änji (camps) used on a seasonal basis. Old buildings and structures such as dakàt or njù kwänji da’ą (caches) can be seen at many places across dákéyi.
All Champagne and Aishihik Dän (people) have a family connection to at least one of these traditional settlements. The memories from these places and the kwändür (stories) told about life at them help shape the identity of dádän (our people). Our places and our kwändür are an important part of our culture and identity. We have a responsibility to keep both these alive within our families and our communities, and we are happy to share them with visitors to dákéyi.
To learn more about our traditional areas, please hover your mouse over the icons on the map or click on the icon for more information about each settlement.