Overhead view of Stellaquo

Cultural Sites

It should be noted that when entering the new territory or a mountain for the first time, it is mandatory to put ashes under your eyes in respect to the ancient ones and to prevent catastrophic weather from interfering with your trip.

The following depicts photos and brief descriptions of culturally sensitive areas within Stellat’en First Nation territory.

Traditional Carrier Names

Map Showing Place Names in Carrier

Map Placenames

Map of Traditional Place Names Courtesy of Kidfish Website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The images below depict the places named on this map. Scroll down to view the image along with an explanation of its relavance.

Fraser Lake – ‘Nadleh Bun’

Courtesy of Dennis Patrick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The water ways are important route and source of food fish for Stellat’en. Each part of the Lake offers specific species of fish and time of year they are available.

Nadleh River – ‘Nadleh Koh’

Nadleh River

Courtesy of BC Archives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nadleh is the shortest River in British Columbia.

 

 

Endako River – ‘Nda Koh’

Courtesy of Stellat'en Archives

Courtesy of Stellat’en Archives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Endako River offers a variety of fish species.

 

 

Stuart Lake – ‘Nakal Bun’

Courtesy of Dennis Patrick

Courtesy of Dennis Patrick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stuart Lake was the entrance to the great North West.

 

 

Stuart River – ‘Nakazdli’

Courtesy of Dennis Patrick

Courtesy of Dennis Patrick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stuart River connects the Southern link between Nechako and Fraser River system.

 

 

Fraser River – ‘Lhta Koh’

Courtesy of Sharolise Baker

Courtesy of Sharolise Baker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Its carrier name means the confluence of many different rivers. Presently it is named after the Simon Fraser.

 

 

Francis Lake – ‘Neda Bun’

Courtesy of Dennis Patrick

Courtesy of Dennis Patrick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Francis Lake is one of the locations that Stellat’en lived on seasonal basis.

 

 

Red Rock – ‘Tselkin’

Courtesy of Dennis Patrick

Courtesy of Dennis Patrick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Rock has cultural and spiritual significance.

 

 

Grand Fathers Trail – ‘Atsiyan Buhati’

Courtesy of Village of Fraser Lake

Courtesy of Village of Fraser Lake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is a network of trails that traders used and has become part of our current highways.