A warm welcome alongside the Dempster Highway

Anyone travelling north from Whitehorse, passing through Dawson City and up towards Inuvik will pass by Fort McPherson (Tetlit ‘Zheh).

Right alongside the hamlet (which has about 900 people) there is the Johnny D. Charlie visitors’ centre, which is named after the community’s greatest Gwich’in Chief.

Robert Alexie is the host, and he’ll tell stories of caribou-skin boats, trapping muskrats, building fish-wheels and other traditional skills which he’s practiced all his life.

Extra note: Check out those solar panels on the centre’s roof! Things are getting modern around here.

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One response to “A warm welcome alongside the Dempster Highway

  1. Alex
    At the Johnny Dee
    Right a hundred and one mile
    Then right 48 miles
    Then straight 19 miles
    He’s got a fish wheel
    That you oughta see

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