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“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Kaska of Canada

People Group Info

Total Population: 1,200

ROP3 Code: 104716
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: North American Peoples
People Cluster: North American Indigenous
Language: Kaska - (kkz)
Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholic
Country of Origin: Canada

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Majority Located Where

  Lower Post, BC - 100

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Brief Profile

The Kaska Dena are a First Nations people group who reside mainly in northern British Columbia and the southeastern Yukon in Canada.

Their communities include: (1) Ross River, Yukon (Ross River Dena Council), (2) Watson Lake, Yukon and Upper Liard, Yukon (Liard River First Nation), (3) Good Hope Lake, British Columbia (Dease River First Nation), (4) Lower Post, British Columbia near Watson Lake (Lower Post First Nation), and (5) Fort Ware, British Columbia (Kwadacha First Nation). They also live in British Columbia communities of Fireside and Muncho Lake, between Watson Lake and Fort Nelson, British Columbia along the Alaska Highway.

At the beginning of the 20th century, Kaska converted to Roman Catholicism and Protestantism. Today most Kaska are nominally Roman Catholics, although they are not particularly devout.

For more information, see the Kaska Dena Council website. The Council promotes and protects Kaska culture, language and heritage.

Prayer Points

  • Pray God will reveal the truth in God not only being the ultimate Creator God but also an intimate one revealed through Jesus Christ.
  • Pray evangelical Christians will carry the message of being "born again" through Jesus Christ to Kaska people.
  • Pray Christians will become friends with and minister to the physical and spiritual needs of the Kaska.


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