Saoyú-Ɂehdacho National Historic Site celebrates the traditional lifestyles of the Sahtúgot’įnę – “the people of the Sahtú.” Visitors to Canada’s largest National Historic Site learn about the teaching, healing and spiritual places as conveyed through oral history.
Canada’s largest National Historic Site stretches across more than 5,500 square kilometres on the shore of Great Bear Lake, just south of the Arctic Circle. Ancestors of the Sahtúgot’įnę—“the people of the Sahtú”—charged them with protecting the two peninsulas of Saoyú and Ɂehdacho. Here, elders from the nearby community of Délįne share traditional Indigenous skills and stories with younger members, helping to sustain strong ties with their ancestral lands. Dedicated to teaching, healing and spirituality, the site was set aside as a protected area in 2008. Come explore trails and portages dating back countless generations.