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.