Construction underway at Tse’K’wa heritage site

June 4, 2023

Interpretive signage and more to be unveiled to the public this summer.

By Tom Summer, Alaska Highway News

Development and preservation of the Tse’K’wa national historic cave site at Charlie Lake is continuing to grow with the installation of new interpretive signage and more. 

Tse’K’wa Heritage Society Executive Director Alyssa Currie says she’s excited to share the signage and is aiming to reopen to the public sometime in June. The signs will act as a self-guided tour for patrons. 

“Each sign encapsulates a different Dunne-za teaching, as well as an archaeological artifact found at the site. So, it gives our visitors a chance to walk the landscape that has been occupied by the ancestors of the Dunne-za and to hear about the significance of that landscape from their perspective,” said Currie. 

An amphitheatre, dome, picnic area, and interpretive centre are all being constructed as part of the site’s cultural centre envisioned by the Doig River, Prophet River and West Moberly First Nations to tell their ancestors’ story. 

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Prophet River First Nation member Tamara St. Pierre and UNBC student Taylor Orton carefully sift through soil to look for flakes and fragments of bones and stone tools during last year’s field school. Tom Summer

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