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Slave Indians

Category: People
Sub Category:First Nations People of Canada
Location:Canada
Alternative Names:
  • Slavey Indians
  • Acha'otinne
  • Dene Tha'
  • Summary Information:
    The Slave Indians traditionally inhabited areas in the far-north of the province now known as Alberta between Lake Athabasca and Great Slave Lake, and on the southern portion of the Mackenzie River. The name 'slavey' derives from a translation of the Algonkian Cree term awahkaan, meaning captive or slave. The group consisted of six smaller groupings. The Slave are members of the Athapaskan language group.

    Related Entries

    Agreement
  • Treaty No 8
  • Treaty 11
  • North Slave Metis Alliance Participation Agreement with Diavik Diamond Mines Inc.
  • Organisation
  • North Slave Metis Alliance

  • References

    General Reference
    Alberta Online Encyclopedia The Making of Treaty 8 in Canada's Northwest
    World Culture Encyclopedia Slavey Indians

    Glossary

    First Nations People of Canada

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