An excellent 8½-minute interview with Harreson Tanner about his work on the project can be heard here.
Joseph Henry (Shada)
June 1898 - March 2002
Joe Henry was an expert hunter and trapper who spent extended periods of time out on the land. Joe was known internationally for his craftsmanship in making snowshoes and other bush tools. Instrumental in the construction of the Dempster Highway, Joe literally broek trail and determined the best route for the Cat train to follow from mile zero to Gwazhal Kak (Ogilvie Ridge). Joe and Annie Henry were remarkable people who shared many gifts. They leave behind a living legacy.
"Physical Strength an essential part of living off the land"
Annie Henry (Mitchell)
October 1904 - October 2005
Annie was born at Black City and spent much of her life on the land with her family. Yukon winters are formidable and Annie worked hard to keep her family fed and clothed. Annie had a profound connection to the land and the traditional ways but she also adapted to the tremendous changes that occurred in her lifetime. Annie and her husband Joe were married 81 years. Together they ensured that their culture and traditional knowledge was passed along for the future generations.
"Spiritual Strength a guide to health and happiness"