|Regions with significant populations|
|Canada ( British Columbia, Yukon)|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Tagish, Tahltan, Nahani|
The Kaska or Kaska Dena are a First Nations people of the Athabaskan-speaking ethnolinguistic group living mainly in northern British Columbia and the southeastern Yukon in Canada. The Kaska language originally spoken by the Kaska is an Athabaskan language.
Kaska Dena communities and First Nations include:
- Ross River, Yukon (Ross River Dena Council)
- Watson Lake, Yukon and Upper Liard, Yukon (Liard River First Nation)
- Good Hope Lake, British Columbia (Dease River First Nation)
- Lower Post, British Columbia near Watson Lake (Lower Post First Nation)
- Fort Ware, British Columbia (Kwadacha First Nation)
By one account, the name of the asbestos-mining ghost town Cassiar, is believed to be a variant of Kaska, the town being named for the Kaska people; by another account, the word the name Cassiar derives from is a Kaska word either for a black bird, or for the fibrous asbestos ore upon which the town was built.
In 2005, the film One of Many by the French filmmaker Jo Béranger (original French title, Voyage en mémoires indiennes, 2004) profiled Sally Tisiga, a Kaska person, in search of her cultural identity.
- "One of Many". Film catalog. Doc Alliance Films. Retrieved 14 April 2013.
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