Little Wedeene River

Feature Type:River - Watercourse of variable size, which has tributaries and flows into a body of water or a larger watercourse.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows E into Kitimat River just above Kitimat, S of Terrace, Range 5 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 54°07'11''N, 128°37'07''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 103I/2

Origin Notes and History:

Originally approved in the 1930 B.C. Gazetteer. Confirmed 4 November 1948 on 103/NE and 4 October 1951 on 103I.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa

"The name comes from Wadin (pronounced wuh-DEEN), the Haisla name for the Little Wedeene River. The watershed comprises part of the Haisla Blackfish clan stewardship area which is traditionally owned by the holder of the Haisla name Wiisexs in each generation." (information contributed February 2007 by anthropologist James V. (Jay) Powell, Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia, Vancouver; consultant to Haisla Nation, 2000-present).

Source: included with note