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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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By taking the duties of generosity upon himself, Matonabbee also established himself as the leader of the Coppermine expedition, at least in the eyes of the Chipewyan with whom the expedition had contact.
To make Fort Chipewyan a viable location for this annual conference, some ways to reduce the costs needed to be found.
Regarding the return journey from Chipewyan to York Factory, Franklin's daily accounts are longer and more informative than Back's published account, our only other source until now.
The results of twenty years of research among the people of Fort Chipewyan are immediately evident in this exhaustive study of various aspects of Fort Chipewyan life and culture.
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Eriel Deranger, spokesperson for Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, said : 'We're supposed to be creating boards that are impartial, and when you appoint someone who is a co-founder of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, and his whole career is based on the interest in the prospering of an oil and gas industry, it looks pretty bad.
In May, services such as speech, language therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy will be begin to be relayed between Fort McMurray and Fort Chipewyan.
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The collaborative efforts of Metis, Phillip Coutu, and a Chipewyan Native writer, Lorraine Hoffman-Mercredi, has resulted in the publication of Inkonze: The Stones of Traditional Knowledge, stories about the Dene and the north.
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