Ethnic groups similar to or like Chipewyan
The Chipewyan (Denésoliné or Dënesųłı̨né or Dënë Sųłınë́, meaning "the original/real people") are a Dene Indigenous Canadian peoples of the Athabaskan language family, whose ancestors are identified with the Taltheilei Shale archaeological tradition. Wikipedia
Slavey ( also Slave, Slavé) are Athabaskan languages and a dialect continuum spoken amongst the Dene peoples of Canada in the Northwest Territories – or central Denendeh – where it also has official status. The languages are primarily written using a modified Latin script, with some using Canadian Aboriginal syllabics. Wikipedia
The Tłı̨chǫ people, sometimes spelled Tlicho and also known as the Dogrib, are a Dene First Nations people of the Athabaskan-speaking ethnolinguistic group living in the Northwest Territories, Canada. English adaptation of their own name, Tłı̨chǫ Done - “Dog-Flank People”, referring to their fabled descent from a supernatural dog-man. Wikipedia
- The region also contains several groups of First Nations, who are mainly Dene with the Chipewyan making up the largest sub-group.
- The painting, by First Nation artist Alex Janvier a Dene Suline artist, and, with the assistance of his son Dean, was completed in four months in 1993.
- The European explorer Samuel Hearne traveled with Chipewyan Dene in 1771 and recorded their views on the ed-thin ('caribou').
- Since before the time of European contact, the region around Churchill has been predominantly inhabited by the Chipewyan and Cree natives.
- In an effort to become more involved, Young has worked directly with the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation to draw attention to this issue, performing benefit concerts and speaking publicly on the subject.
- In 2013, Kennedy assisted the Chipewyan First Nation and the Beaver Lake Cree fighting to protect their land from tar sands production.
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