Akie River

Feature Type:River - Watercourse of variable size, which has tributaries and flows into a body of water or a larger watercourse.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows SW into Finlay River just above N end Williston Lake, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 57°01'43''N, 125°07'07''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 94F/3
Related Maps: 94F/2
94F/3
94F/7
94F/8
94F/9

Origin Notes and History:

Akie River adopted November 1944 on 94/SW, not "Akieka River" as labelled on BC map 1A, 1912. Akie River re-approved 1 October 1953 on 94F.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

A corruption of the Sekani name, Akieka, pronounced ak EYE ee, as reported by Inspector J.D. Moodie, NWMP, 1898.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Adapted from the Sekani name for the river, Ukà'i (Guzagi K'úgé, published by Kaska Tribal Council, Watson Lake, 1997). Origin/meaning not provided.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Headwaters at 57 32 - 124 23.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa