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Chipewyan

(chĭp'əwī`ən), Native North Americans of the AthabascanAthabascan
, Athapascan,
or Athapaskan
, group of related Native American languages forming a branch of the Nadene linguistic family or stock. In the preconquest period, Athabascan was a large and extensive group of tongues.
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 branch of the Nadene linguistic stock (see also Native American languagesNative American languages,
languages of the native peoples of the Western Hemisphere and their descendants. A number of the Native American languages that were spoken at the time of the European arrival in the New World in the late 15th cent.
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). Formerly the largest of the Athabascan groups, scattered Chipewyan bands ranged W Canada between Great Slave Lake and the Churchill River. They were nomadic hunters and gatherers who lived in small groups of extended families, following the seasonal migration of caribou herds. The Chipewyan were in rivalry with the Woodland Cree; eventually their numbers were severely reduced by smallpox. They are not to be confused with the Chippewa or Ojibwa. In 1991 close to 10,000 Chipewyan were living in Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and the Northwest Territories.
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Eriel Deranger, spokesperson for Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, says as ACFN does not receive federal funding to operate, it will not be posting its audited financial statement nor its Chief and councils salaries on AANDC's website.
A report commissioned by the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation in 2011, when the First Nation was battling with Shell Canada over Pierre River mine and Jackpine mine expansion, says development in the region has been considered a serious threat to birds since the 1970s.
Voyageur, from the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, is professor of sociology at the University of Calgary and also leads the Indigenous Women in Leadership program at the Banff Centre.
"When the nation raises cumulative impacts on treaty rights in relation to individual projects, it is told that LARP is the appropriate place to have these concerns addressed," said Melissa Daniels, lawyer for the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation. "Now Alberta is arguing that it is inappropriate to raise these concerns with the panel specifically designed to review LARP.
Les Cardinal, of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, wrote "Enough is enough" as his contribution to a mural that has travelled along with a totem pole that was erected at the Beaver Lake Cree Nation in September.
Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, the Mikisew Cree First Nation and Nunee Health Authority had asked for an advanced copy of the report from the government but had been denied.
The Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation has pulled out of the regulatory hearing into the proposed $3 billion TransCanada Corp.'s Grand Rapids crude pipeline.
Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Chief Allan Adam wore the slogan on his recent tour with folk singer Neil Young in a fundraising effort for legal costs to fight the tar sands.
Courtoreille's comments accompanied the release of phase two of the joint report Environmental and Human Health Implications of Athabasca Oil Sands, which was undertaken by his First Nation and the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation. The report, which went beyond medical records, indicates higher than average rates of cancer on the two First Nations.
The event was sponsored by the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation and the law firm of Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP.
plan for Alberta's Lower Athabasca region is being soundly rejected by the chief of Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation. Chief Allan Adam said the plan will impact the treaty rights of Aboriginal people and this will likely be met with action.
Past members include the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Mikisew Cree First Nation, the Fort McKay First Nation, and the Chipewyan Prairie Dene First Nation.