Sunday, November 26, 2006

Summer archaeology project unearthed original Fort Selkirk
An archaeological dig performed last summer near the confluence of the Pelly and Yukon rivers unearthed the remains of the original Fort Selkirk Hudson’s Bay Company post.
The announcement was made Tuesday by Selkirk First Nation Chief Darin Isaac and Tourism and Culture Minister Elaine Taylor.
The project, organized by the first nation and the tourism and culture department, was headed by archaeologist Victoria Castillo. She is in her second year of PhD studies in anthropology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.
“My thesis is on interaction between Northern Tutchone people and the Hudson’s Bay Company at Fort Selkirk,” Castillo said in a statement.