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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There will be others following," said Allan Adam, who attended Holy Angels residential school in Fort Chipewyan.
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.
One of her first activities was to make a two-month tour of the North, the most exciting part of it being a canoe trip down the Peace River from Fort Vermilion to Fort Chipewyan.
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)
This highly diversified enterprise--with a hand in everything from sport fishing to energy services and transportation--not only seeks opportunities within the booming oil sands, but also trains and supports Fort Chipewyan youth as they seek careers that will keep them close to home and contributing to their community.
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.
From its founding as a fur trading center in 1788, Fort Chipewyan has had a pivotal role in the history of Alberta and of Canada as a whole.
8) In effect, Fort Chipewyan and other indigenous communities similarly affected are seeking a holistic environmental assessment of the impacts of industrialization on their individual and community health and well-being.
It's surprising to learn that Jane Ash Poitras was almost 30 years old before she returned to Fort Chipewyan, Alberta, her place of birth, to begin exploring her Cree heritage.
Speaking to the Record, Park expressed particular concern for the people of Fort Chipewyan, a small town 300 km north of Fort McMurray.
He does so by introducing us to the people on the ground, people such as Karl Clark, the indomitable scientist who figured out how to separate bitumen and then was appalled when he realized how his technology was to be used; or John O'Connor, the whistle-blowing doctor from Fort Chipewyan who began noticing high rates of cancer in this Native community and was virtually run out of town by Health Canada and Alberta Health; or Melissa Blake, Fort McMurray's "spunky" mayor, who has fought an uphill battle to secure the resources and infrastructure sufficient for the exploding population of her boomtown.
Funding from the Airports Capital Assistance Program is intended to improve safety at the Fort Chipewyan, Grande Prairie and High Level airports.

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