In an ironic twist of history the Tr'ondek Hwech'in received funding for the construction of their cultural centre as part of the centennial celebration of the Klondike Gold Rush, the event that brought so much misery to its people, when industrial dredging for gold destroyed the ecology of the Klondike River and degraded their ancestral lands. Built in 1998 their new building has become a symbol for the Tr'ondek Hwech'in First Nation's will to survive as a culture and reassert themselves. The design involved significant community consultation and cultural research. It has received a BC Lieutenant Governor's Award for Architecture in 1999 and has been published widely in Canada and abroad.
Architect of record: Florian Maurer Architect Ltd.