Originally from Chowade River (Stony River), the Dane-zaa community of Halfway River First Nation was the last of the Treaty 8 Nations to move to a new location in the early 1960s.
In the early 1900s, we signed Treaty 8 in an effort to preserve our lands and natural resources from outside interests and continued to travel freely throughout our traditional lands.
The construction of the Alaska Highway in the 1940s changed the lives of our people forever. It brought many settlers and developers to our lands.
Halfway was once part of the Hudson Hope Band with West Moberly First Nation. The communities separated in 1971.
Today, the Halfway River First Nation community is centered around our reserve approximately 100km northwest of Fort St John.