This year is the 150th anniversary of the Kohklux map, the oldest surviving map of southern Yukon and the oldest map of the region drawn on paper by Indigenous people. The map was drawn by Chilkat leader Kohklux and his wives in 1869 for American scientist George Davidson, and it depicts the details and landscape of an Indigenous trade route between southeast Alaska and southwest Yukon. In honour of its anniversary and in acknowledgement of its immeasurable cultural and historical value, a conference will be held to explore the Kohklux map, its legacy and related topics at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre in Whitehorse on October 25-27, 2019.
Canadian Geographic and the Canadian Heritage Information Network have partnered to showcase important artifacts from Canadian history and geography. Each object comes from one of the museums in CHIN’s national network.