Mät’àtäna Män (Kathleen Lake) facilities closed to the public July 19 to 21, 2019

Issued: June 18, 2019

Ends: July 22, 2019

Champagne and Aishihik First Nations will be hosting their Nłäshējel (General Assembly) on their traditional territory at Mät’àtäna Män (Kathleen Lake) from July 19 to 21, 2019. As a result, the Kathleen Lake campground, boat launch and day use area within Kluane National Park and Reserve will be closed to the public during this time. 

The Cottonwood and King’s Throne trails will remain open; Parks Canada asks visitors accessing these trails during the event to please use only the designated parking lot that will be marked for hikers off the Kathleen Lake Road.

There will also be limited access to the Kathleen Lake day use area during the set up and take down of the event on July 17, 18, 22 and 23; the campground and boat ramp will remain available for public use on these days.

Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, along with Parks Canada and Kluane First Nation, cooperatively manage Kluane National Park and Reserve, and Parks Canada is honoured that Champagne and Aishihik First Nations has chosen to host this important gathering in the park. 

Parks Canada is committed to nation-to-nation relationships with Indigenous Peoples, based on a recognition of rights, respect, co-operation, and partnership, and this event is a great opportunity for Champagne and Aishihik First Nations citizens to engage with their traditional lands within Kluane National Park and Reserve.

Kathy Burden
Public Relations and Communications Officer
Yukon Field Unit
Parks Canada
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