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n. pl. Chipewyan or Chip·e·wy·ans
1. A member of a Native American people made up of numerous autonomous bands inhabiting a large area of northern Canada north of the Churchill River. Formerly nomadic caribou hunters, the Chipewyan became settled fur traders during the 18th century.
2. The Athabaskan language of the Chipewyan.

[Cree čīpwayān, parka wearer : cīpw-, pointed + ayān, skin.]


(ˌtʃɪp əˈwaɪ ən)

n., pl. -ans, (esp. collectively) -an.
1. a member of an American Indian people of subarctic Canada, living in scattered communities from Hudson Bay W to Great Slave Lake and NE Alberta.
2. the Athabaskan language of the Chipewyan.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Chipewyan - a member of the Athapaskan people living in western Canada between Great Slave Lake and Hudson Bay
Athabaskan, Athapascan, Athapaskan, Athabascan - a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Athapaskan language and living in the subarctic regions of western Canada and central Alaska
2.Chipewyan - the language spoken by the Chipewyan
Athabascan, Athapaskan language, Athabaskan, Athapascan, Athapaskan - a group of Amerindian languages (the name coined by an American anthropologist, Edward Sapir)
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25) Here they encountered a gathering of over two hundred other Chipewyan who had come to the lake to gather birch wood for the construction of canoes.
Two years ago, women from the isolated native community of Fort Chipewyan asked if the meeting could come to them.
Gabriel Beauparlant was the voyageur hired at Fort Providence, and nine others were hired at Chipewyan.
Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation declared a state of emergency last week with about 100 of its members returning to the First Nation.
Partners include the Mikisew Cree First Nation, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Uncle Fred's Youth and Elders Lodge, and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.
Chief Allan Adams, leader of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, said : "We cannot argue that the tar sands bring employment and economic prosperity.
At the outset, the author points out that the Fort Chipewyan discussed in her book no longer exists.
A130 of Weinhold's article (2011) speaks to the reality that many citizens of Fort Chipewyan continue to be concerned about the possible effects of oil sands activity on their health and are uncertain about why community members are dying from what appear to the survivors to be unusual causes.
The water, known to contain dozens of toxic contaminants such as heavy metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and naphthenic acids, enters the groundwater and the Athabasca River before the river flows into Fort Chipewyan and the Peace Athabasca Delta, one of the world's largest inland freshwater deltas.
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.
The Cree and Chipewyan people speak two distinct languages.
Eriel Deranger, executive assistant and communications coordinator for the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, agrees with Courtoreille's assessment of the situation.