Nadleh Whut’en citizens are participating in our Transitional Governance Program.
Nadleh refers to where the salmon return every year. Whut’en refers to where you come from. The Nadleh Whut’en people are a part of the Athapaskan language group, which covers most of north eastern BC, part of northern Alberta, southern Yukon and south west Northwest Territories. The Nadleh Whut’en speak a dialect of the Dakelh Language which is part of the Athapaskan language family. Their people refer to themselves as Dakelh, which means “people who travel by water.” The Nadleh Whut’en First Nation territory is located in north central BC. It encompasses approximately 500,000 hectares (5,000 sq. kms) and includes several Indian Reserves managed by Nadleh Whut’en.