The Dene Tha’ First Nation has long been connected to Bistcho Lake and the surrounding region.
Just as it’s an important ecological region, it continues today to be an important cultural, spiritual, and harvesting place for the community.
About Bistcho Lake
Bistcho Lake is known to Dene Tha’ as Mbecho. Many Elders point to Mbecho as an ancestral place to which all living Dene Tha’ have a connection.
Surrounding the lake, there are thousands of hectares of wetlands, peatlands, boreal forest and the most extensive undisturbed lacustrine habitat in Alberta.