Soldier's Summit Trail Photo Gallery
The Soldier's Summit Trail
The new interpretive panel is titled "Kicked Out": Pressure from overhunting along the road prompted the Canadian government to establish the Kluane Game Sanctuary in this area in 1943. Eventually everyone - including First Nations - was barred from hunting here.
'No provisions have been made in the regulations to protect the rights and interests of the Indians. These people have been pushed aside and left without available means of living.' (Father E. Morisset to J. Aubrey Simmons of the House of Commons, 1950.)
Four decades later, local First Nations regained their right to hunt in their traditional territory.
A large population of Dall's sheep living in this area provided food and warm clothing for local First Nations until the establishment of the Kluane Game Sanctuary, when hunting was no longer permitted."
This photograph is © 2017 by Murray Lundberg, and is not to be copied without express permission.