THE CULTURE AND HERITAGE OF TR’ONDËK HWËCH’IN
Welcome to Tr’ëhudè ~ our life. This site will introduce you to the people, land, culture and history of Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in. We are the First Nation based in the Dawson City area in the Yukon Territory of Canada.
WHO WE ARE
We are a self-governing First Nation based in the town of Dawson City, Yukon. Our traditional territory covers a vast area extending from the Yukon River valley to the sub-alpine tundra of the Blackstone Uplands.
Our Society is based upon our worldview which in turn created out social order and the rites and ceremonies with which we recognize and celebrate the significant passages in our lives.
Despite the seemingly harsh climate, this land provides us with a rich abundance of foods and materials that has enabled us to survive and thrive on this land for thousands of years.
Our history spans millennia of living and working in this land. Despite many upheavals, we have sustained and renewed our culture to adapt to modern times.