Last updated: November 2012

Saoyú (saw-you-eh) and ʔehdacho (aa-daa-cho) are two major peninsulas on the west side of Great Bear Lake totalling 5,550 km² in size. These peninsulas form the Saoyú-ʔehdacho National Historic Site of Canada.

Importance of Saoyú-ʔehdacho



The Shared Vision

Some elements of Délįne and Parks Canada's shared vision for Saoyú-ʔehdacho NHS include:

  • cooperative management, with a central role for Délįne in day-to-day site management,
  • respect for Sahtugot'ine harvesting rights, and
  • a central focus on on-the-land cultural learning and healing programs, with elders playing a central role in passing Sahtugot'ine cultural on to youth.
  • maintenance of commemorative integrity and opportunities for Canadians to learn about the site and about Sahtugot'ine culture


Working Group Reports


For more information on Saoyú-ʔehdacho, please contact Parks Canada

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