Dakelh

Dakelh

About Dakelh

The Dakelh or Carrier are the indigenous people of a large portion of the Central Interior of British Columbia, Canada. Most Carrier call themselves Dakelh, meaning 'people who go around by boat'. The term Carrier is a translation of the name for them used by the neighboring Sekani First Nations people which Europeans learned first because they crossed Sekani territory before entering Carrier territory. The Dakelh are linguistically Athabaskan.