“The kids really loved the superhero shields – what they represented, what it meant about them. It was a big deal, a soul-searching moment.” – Program Staff
Venetie is located on the north side of the Chandalar River, 45 miles northwest of Fort Yukon. Falling within the continental climate zone, Venetie is characterized by extreme temperature differences of extremely cold winters and warm summers. The current population is 174 (2018).
Venetie, traditionally Vįįhtąįį (Dinjii Zhuh K’yaa (Gwich’in)), is largely comprised of descendants of the Neets’ai Gwich’in, Gwichyaa, and Dihaii Gwich’in. The village council is combined with Artic village. Subsistence activities are an important part of the local culture.