Our Nation

Newcomers to our land heard Tr’ondëk and changed it to Klondike–Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Heritage Dept.

Our name, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, tells the story of our ancestral occupation of the ancient site Tr’ochëk. Tr’o refers to a special rock—hammer rock—used to drive salmon-weir stakes into the riverbed. Ndëk is a waterway or river. Hwëch’in means people or dwellers. Liberally translated it means people who live at the mouth of the Klondike River. New comers to our land heard Tr’ondëk and changed it to Klondike.

This is our home and it is our responsibility to care for the rivers, animals and plants we have always relied upon for survival for the future generations.

Learn more about our community and our tąy käk tthe honląy – our milestones.

Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Heritage Information-

http://www.trondekheritage.com/

Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Government- 

http://www.trondek.ca/

Our Hän Language- 

https://www.firstvoices.com

Hän Language: Yukon Native Language Centre- 

http://www.ynlc.ca/han.shtml

Mapping The Way: Land Claims and Self Government- 

https://mappingtheway.ca/sites/default/files/Mapping%20the%20Way%20-%20short%20exhibit%20-%20EN.pdf

Mapping the Way to Self Governance Video- https://mappingtheway.ca/stories/mapping-way-video

Council For Yukon First Nations- 

https://www.cyfn.ca/

The Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Final Agreement

https://www.cyfn.ca/nations/trondek-hwechin/

YouTube Videos featuring Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in-

https://tinyurl.com/y9lb4shy

Yukon First Nation Culture and Tourism-

http://www.yfnct.ca/

Yukon Museums Guide-

http://www.yukonmuseums.ca/cultural/danoja/danoja.html

Dawson City Tourism-

https://dawsoncity.ca/discover-dawson/

Dawson City-

http://www.cityofdawson.ca/

“Keep your land clean, keep your animal, that’s your friend. You look after them, they look after you. You look after your water, land, and trees, you look after it, respect it.  That’s our spirituality.” – Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Elder Percy Henry 1993