Slave River


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Slave River

a river in W Canada, in the Northwest Territories and NE Alberta, flowing from Lake Athabaska northwest to Great Slave Lake. Length: about 420 km (260 miles)
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This brought the party to Salteaux Landing where another boat was boarded for a forty mile trip up the Slave River and to the mouth of entrance to Lesser Slave Lake.
A comparison of the Slave River flow into Great Slave Lake and the flow of the Mackenzie River at Strong Point below the lake demonstrates the lessening of short-term fluctuations in the latter hydrograph (Fig.
Situated strategically at the source of the Slave River, which runs north towards the Arctic, and at the mouth of the Peace River, which runs west towards the Rocky Mountains, it served as the ideal base camp for exploring in both directions.
As chief negotiator for the Smith's Landing First Nation (located in northern Alberta on the Slave River), Fracois and his brother, Chief Jerry Paulette, struggled to keep their land claim process going.
The western edge of their territory expanded to include the south-east side of Great Slave Lake, south up the Slave River to Fort Chipewyan, and up the Athabasca River to Forts Mackay and McMurray, and south to the Cold Lake area.
As an example, for the low flow of the Slave River (Fig.
Shortly afterwards the regional tri-council, which represents the Sawridge First Nation, the town of Slave Lake and the Municipal District of Lesser Slave River, was formed.
The Chipewyan people that lived on both sides of the 60th parallel became part of Treaty 8 when an 1899 adhesion at Smith's Landing was made on behalf of the "Chipewyan Indians of Slave River and the country thereabouts." Many name changes followed, but by 1937 they were known as the Chipewyan Band at Fort Smith and Fort Fitgerald.
We travelled by rail to Edmonton and Athabasca Landing, by river freighter to Mirror Landing, opposite where Smith is now, by portage fourteen miles to Soto Landing on the little Slave River, thence by steamboat again up the Slave and across Lesser Slave Lake to Grouard.
It's reminiscent of the '60s and '70s prior to compensation, and it's really just a throwback to they're going to do everything unilaterally and we can take it or leave it," Grant Tomlinson, a spokesperson for Lubicon Lake, told The Slave River Journal.
Ferguson 9802 (DA0-198943); E shore of Slave River, 7 mi N of mouth of Salt River (Camp 11), trees up to 100 ft with 14" DBH, this specimen 18 ft, 3 " DBH, 60.217 [degrees] N, 112.8 [degrees] W, 11 Aug 1955, N.H.
Renewable Resources suspects this year's census to be misleading and probably due to another herd, of approximately 200 animals, travelling across the Slave River this winter to the Hook Lake area.