Fort Chipewyan


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Fort Chipewyan

(chĭpəwī`ən), trading post, NE Alta., Canada, at the west end of Lake Athabasca. The old Fort Chipewyan, on the south shore, was built for the North West Company at the urging of Alexander Mackenzie in 1788. It formed the base from which he set out on his expedition (1789) down the Mackenzie River to the Arctic Ocean and in 1792 across the mountains to the Pacific Ocean. The present post, built in 1804 on the north shore, was taken over by the Hudson's Bay Company in 1821.
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The first larger boarding school was located at Fort Chipewyan in 1874 but did not fit the later oppressive 'residential school' model for at least a half century.
The authors would like to thank Mikisew Cree First Nation, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, and Fort Chipewyan Metis Local #125.
Ladouceur, who was called to the Alberta Bar in 1992, has had a private practice in High Prairie, specializing in criminal, and family and child welfare law, in the northern Provincial Court of Alberta circuit of Fort McMurray, Fort Chipewyan, High Prairie, Valleyview, Slave Lake, Red Earth Creek and Wabasca.
The physician who had to fight against professional misconduct charges when he spoke out about high cancer rates in Fort Chipewyan, has been let go--by the community he advocated for.
It was the day a CBC reporter called to ask me about health concerns In Fort Chipewyan, the largest community downstream of the tar sands.
John O'Connor warned US senators of the rare cancers at Fort Chipewyan, a "total disgrace" that has been "willfully 'ignored' by the Canadian and Alberta governments." Joyce Nelson recently reported additional life-cycle Tar Sands GHG emissions.
McCormack, Fort Chipewyan and the Shaping of Canadian History, 1788-1920s: "We like to be free in this country" (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press 2010)
Another case study involves the Mikisew Group of Companies based in Fort Chipewyan, Alberta, owned by the Mikisew Firt Nation.
Also included in the early footage are sequences of travel to and from Fort McMurray, Athabasca Landing, and Fort Chipewyan; scenes of buffalo in Wainwright, Alberta; and pageants and parades in Winnipeg, Calgary, Victoria and Vancouver.
A130 of the printed article has been revised to avoid any unintentional suggestion that oil sands activity has been implicated in lung cancers in Fort Chipewyan.

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