29. Jùuk'an

Official Name: 
This place name refers to a spot on a hill up the Arctic Red River.
Literal translation: 
Jùuk'an= burning

This place refers to a burning hillside located downstream from the Forks. There is a strong sulfuric smell from the burning. According to the elders, people returning from the mountains early in the spring would stop either here or at two other places below the Forks - Weldon Creek or at Bernard Creek. They would bring many loads of drymeat (in bales) and make their moose skin boats at these locations in order to travel back to the Mackenzie River to trade at the trading post, to go spring ratting and then fishing.