Tr’ochëk: National Historic Site
Under the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Final Agreement (Chapter 13, Schedule B), Tr’ochëk was designated a First Nation Heritage Site by the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in with Canada and Yukon as of July 1998. The agreement states that the primary purpose of the site “is to recognize, protect, enhance and celebrate Hän culture and history.”
In November 2001, the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada recommended that Tr’ochëk be designated as a national historic site. It was subsequently designated a National Historic Site of Canada by the Heritage Minister on July 19, 2002.
Since that time, there have been numerous historic and planning studies of the site, archaeological work and a major community oral history project.