20. Nataiinlaii

Official Name: 
This place name refers to an area which is approximately 8 miles (13 km) from Fort McPherson.
Literal translation: 
Nataiinlaii = water flowing from all directions

This name refers to an area which includes a small community of fish camps 8 miles from Fort McPherson and a stream upriver from there, which for many centuries was one of the favourite fishing places of the Teetl’it Gwich’in. It was also a well-known site for battles between the Gwich’in and the Inuvialuit. Today, this is where the ferry takes people across the Peel River as they travel on the Dempster Highway.