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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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The project will be owned by Three Nations Energy, a Limited Partnership formed by the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Mikisew Cree First Nation and Fort Chipewyan Mtis Local 125 three neighbouring Indigenous groups in Fort Chipewyan.
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The Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation and Mikisew Cree First Nation dropped their legal challenge on July 16 against the Site C dam after receiving a commitment from BC Hydro to monitor the dam's downstream impacts.
IN JANUARY, Neil Young and Diana Krall held an "Honor the Treaties" tour across Canada to draw attention to the social and environmental impact of tar sands development and raise money for the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation's legal defence fund.
Media attention focused most on his comment that "The fact that this filth is being created now, when the link between carbon emissions and global warming is so obvious, reflects negligence and greed." It was part of Tutu's keynote address at a two-day conference, organized by the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) and the law firm Olthuis Kleer Townsend.
And Canadian and Chinese energy companies and a Dutch shipping firm have been discussing construction of a port on Lake Athabasca's undeveloped south shore, part of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation. Barges loaded with refinery parts from Asia would sail from the Arctic Ocean to the new port, where they would be loaded onto trucks and rolled south to the mines on a new superhighway, bypassing the clogged Highway of Death.
Lambert came to the research council as a temporary employee, but soon after her arrival she renewed her acquaintance with Lisa King, the research council's Aboriginal development officer, and a member of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation.
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