The Kenaitze Indian Tribe’s Dena’ina ancestors, recognizing the abundance of the place called Yaghanen, "the good land," settled along the banks of its rivers and Tikahtnu (Cook Inlet). In the past several years, one location the Kenaitze Tribe has focused on is Sqilantnu, meaning "the grocery store," located in the area now called Cooper Landing. Today, Kenaitze Indian Tribe partners with the Chugach National Forest to preserve, protect and provide interpretation for this location at the K’Beq’ "footprints" interpretive site.
At K’Beq’, Tribal members share traditions and culture with visitors through interpretive walks offered from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. During summer of 2015 (June 1 – August 30), these interpretations of the site and of traditional forage plants are offered Thursday through Sunday. Donations to support the restoration projects of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe are welcome. Day-use parking is available for $8.
“We want to emphasize that there is more to the Kenai Peninsula than fishing,” said Sasha Lindgren, Director of Tribal Government Affairs for the Kenaitze Indian Tribe. “These sites are a way to preserve, protect and prevent damage to our natural and archeological resources.”
Summer: 10am-4pm, Thursday - Sunday (June 1 - August 30)
Free, parking free for tour, all other day parking is $8