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 Fort Chipewyan, Alberta, Canada

Fort Chipewyan, commonly referred to as Fort Chip, is a hamlet in northern Alberta, Canada within the Regional Municipality (R.M.) of Wood Buffalo. It is located on the western tip of Lake Athabasca, adjacent to Wood Buffalo National Park, approximately 223 kilometres (139 mi) north of Fort McMurray.


Fort Chipewyan is one of the oldest European settlements in the Province of Alberta. It was established as a trading post by Peter Pond of the North West Company in 1788. The Fort was named after the Chipewyan First Nation living in the area. One of the establishers of the Fort, Roderick Mackenzie of Terrebonne, always had a taste for literature, as was seen years later when he opened correspondence with traders all over the north and west, asking for descriptions of scenery, adventure, folklore and history. He also had in view the founding of a library at the fort, which would not be only for the immediate residents of Fort Chipewyan, but for traders and clerks of the whole region tributary to Lake Athabaska, so that it would be what he called, in an imaginative and somewhat jocular vein, "the little Athens of the Arctic regions." This library became, perhaps, the most famous in the whole extent of Rupert's Land. From about 1815 to 1821 the Hudson's Bay Company maintained a competing Fort Wedderburn on Coal Island a mile and a half from the North West Company's fort.

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Northeast – Fort Chipewyan, Fort McKay, Janvier. North-central – Wabasca, Slave Lake, Athabasca. Central-west – Hinton, Jasper, Edson. Central-east – Bonnyville, Cold Lake, St. Paul, Lac La Biche. Bow Valley – Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise. Southwest – Lethbridge, Cardston, Taber, Pincher Creek.
... police, court support, and crisis assistance in Alberta. Approximately $8.1-million will be going to the Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services. Grande Prairie wasn't included in the places that would receive money. High Level, High Prairie, Peavine, Rainbow Lake, Fort Vermillion, Fort Chipewyan, ...

The biggest thing for me at that table is working with the Alberta government. I really enjoy working with (Indigenous Relations Minister) Richard Feehan. He listens and wants to move our issues forward. So we have that assurance. But the most satisfactory thing is working with these ladies who have so ...
A Mikisew Cree woman has become the first woman to be elected regional chief of Alberta for the Assembly of First Nations, and has promised to make protecting treaty rights a top priority. Marlene Poitras, originally from Fort Chipewyan, won with two-thirds of the vote on the second ballot last Thursday.
Administration will present final drafts of the 2018 Capital and Operating budgets, and their respective financial plans, to council for approval tonight/ Tuesday night to the tune of nearly $775 million. The overall 2018 budget, totalling $774,655,727, represents needs for continued operations across 17 ...
Produce at the Northern, Fort Chipewyan's only grocery store, on Friday, February 9, 2018. Vincent McDermott/Fort McMurray Today/Postmedia Network. As one of the most northern communities in Alberta, Fort Chipewyan can only be reached by planes or boats until the winter months, when an ice road ...

Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold warning for Fort McMurray and other areas of northern Alberta. According to the ... Fort Chipewyan; Wood Buffalo National Park; Fort McMurray; Fort MacKay; Peace River; Fairview; High Prairie; Manning; Wabasca; Peerless Lake; Gift Lake; Cadotte Lake.
The Alberta government hopes an energy efficiency grant to Fort Chipewyan will alleviate the high living costs that plague the northern Alberta community. Fort Chipewyan is one of the first Alberta Indigenous communities to benefit from an Indigenous Energy Efficiency Grant under the province's carbon tax ...
At about the same time, services such as housing, education and health care were being relocated to nearby Fort Chipewyan. As a result, "members had little choice but to abandon their homes on-reserve … and relocate to Fort Chipewyan," the letter stated. Once in Fort Chipewyan, members were deemed ...
At about the same time, services such as housing, education and health care were being relocated to nearby Fort Chipewyan. As a result, "members had little choice but to abandon their homes on-reserve … and relocate to Fort Chipewyan," the letter stated. Once in Fort Chipewyan, members were deemed ...
The company covers much of Alberta's east side, stretching from the start of the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road north of Fort McMurray to Drumheller and from Lloydminster to Drayton Valley. Alberta Transportation is working on a contingency plan for maintaining the road infrastructure should Carillion's ...
Archie Waquan, chief of the Mikisew Cree First Nation, poses for a photo at his store, Chief's Corner, in Fort Chipewyan, Alta. on Feb. ... Legislation creating Alberta's energy regulator, for example, specifically blocks the agency from considering treaty rights, which are the root of most Indigenous concerns ...
The court is to hear a challenge by the Mikisew Cree First Nation in northern Alberta. It seeks a judicial review of changes made under the ... Chief Steve Courtoreille of the Mikisew Cree First Nation during an interview in Fort Chipewyan, Alta. on Friday December 12, 2014. Vince Mcdermott/Fort McMurray ...
Archie Waquan, chief of the Mikisew Cree First Nation, poses for a photo at his store, Chief's Corner, in Fort Chipewyan, Alta. on February 5, 2015. ... Legislation creating Alberta's energy regulator, for example, specifically blocks the agency from considering treaty rights, which are the root of most ...
Fireworks were still held at the Alberta Legislature grounds, but revellers were encouraged to dress for extreme temperatures or take in the fireworks from ... An extreme cold weather warning is still in effect for parts of northern Alberta, including High Level, Fort Chipewyan and Wood Buffalo National Park, ...
A swath of Alberta communities — stretching from Fort Chipewyan in the north to Lethbridge in the south — are contending with brutally cold temperatures. In Edmonton Tuesday morning, ... Extreme cold is expected over most of central and northern Alberta today and tonight. Environment Canada expects ...
The 200 kilometre road that temporarily connects Fort Chipewyan to Fort McMurray has opened to light traffic. On Friday, the municipality announced the road had opened at 3 p.m., with vehicles weighing no more than 5,000 kg allowed to make the journey on the road that passes over frozen rivers, lakes ...

News that Marten had been found prompted an outpouring of grief among members of the tight-knit nothern Alberta community. "Today they brought home the last of the missing hunters. My friend, Keith Marten may you rest now," Eriel Deranger, a spokesperson for the Athabasca Fort Chipewyan First ...
Raymond Ladouceur remembers what happened to Lake Athabasca when an oil pipeline leaked nearly 30 years ago. Oil seeped into the water, creating slicks that forced fish to dive deep underwater and eat mud, something he'd never seen before. "The stuff was yellow, and you talk about the stink," ...
RCMP closed sections of two major Alberta highways Saturday following multiple collisions, as much of the province settled in for a wintry weekend of major ... Fort Chipewyan; Wood Buffalo National Park; Fort McMurray; Fort MacKay; Grande Prairie; Beaverlodge; Valleyview; High Level; Rainbow Lake ...
Extreme cold warnings have also been issued for communities in northern Alberta, including Fort Chipewyan and Wood Buffalo National Park. An extreme cold warning is issued when the temperature or wind chill is expected to reach -40 C for at least two hours. All Elk Island Public Schools buses are ...
Extreme cold warnings have also been issued for communities in northern Alberta, including Fort Chipewyan and Wood Buffalo National Park. An extreme cold warning is issued when the temperature or wind chill is expected to reach -40 C for at least two hours. All Elk Island Public Schools buses were ...
And that has Alberta's Opposition party worried the proponent might back ... Two Fort Chipewyan First Nations have also expressed concerns ...
'Just pray and ask for strength': Alberta man to tell MMIWG hearings about ... travelled hundreds of kilometres from their home in Fort Chipewyan, Alta., ... for her to fly from Fort Chip to Edmonton were never approved, he said.
... and Mikisew Cree First Nation in northern Alberta and the N.W.T. ... of the First Nation, most live in the community of Fort Chipewyan, Alta.
Alberta's Electoral Boundary Commission is recommending the Fort ... well as the hamlets of Fort Chipewyan, Fort Fitzgerald and Fort McKay.
Two months after he vanished into the northern Alberta wilderness, the body of hunter Keith Marten has been recovered from the banks of the ...
A niece of two Fort Chipewyan hunters who went missing more than a week ... Chelsie Young, a local Indigenous musician in Alberta, posted a ...
Search for 4 missing Fort Chip hunters becomes a search and recovery ... for a quick hunting trip on the Rocher River, north of Fort Chipewyan.
A boat that belonged to four missing hunters from Fort Chipewyan has been found, but the search continues for the men themselves, RCMP ...
... climate change, and Jim Ellis, CEO of the Alberta Energy Regulator. ... ACFN has requested one of the hearings be held in Fort Chipewyan.
An estimated 23,000 Indigenous people live in Alberta's oilsands region, ... Deranger, a member of the Athabasca Fort Chipewyan First Nation, ...
A candidate from Fort Chipewyan has stepped up to represent the fly-in ... Rubi-Helen Shirley was acclaimed to represent the northern Alberta ...
The northern Alberta school division, which runs 23 schools with 2,700 students in an area about the size of Italy, has been without an elected ...
Clouds pass over Fort McMurray city hall, in Fort McMurray, Alberta on ... the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road, reducing the commuter workforce ...
... hearing that was requested in Fort Chipewyan, according to Bolton. ... Alberta Energy Regulator to consider panel's the extension request.
... as spending and the consequences of Alberta's Bill 21 legislation. ... or the folks in Fort Chipewyan or going down to Conklin,” said McLeod.
Chris Turner's The Patch recounts a rollicking history of the Alberta oil sands ... of Fort McMurray and visited the more remote Fort Chipewyan.
Three other temperature records were broken in Alberta on Thursday. ... Fort Chipewyan reached a high of 30 C, breaking a record of 25 C set ...
Three other temperature records were broken in Alberta on Thursday. ... Fort Chipewyan reached a high of 30 C, breaking a record of 25 C set ...
The Alberta government insists it is working with Indigenous ... Officer of Health shared numbers regarding cancer occurrence with Fort Chipewyan, ... In response to the study, McLachlan said, “What Fort Chip and the other ...
Elsewhere in Alberta: Showers continue in parts of NW Alberta this ... in the High Level/Fort McMurray/Fort Chipewyan regions this afternoon.
... extensive experience in disaster recovery in Alberta, was appointed as ... such as the Fort Chipewyan Swimming Pool and the Confederation ...
Alberta Infrastructure will review three proposed designs for the ... such as the Fort Chipewyan Swimming Pool and the Confederation Way ...
Fort Chipewyan student Jeremy Marten has been selected to represent his ... A total of 232 junior and senior high school students from Alberta ...
... of the Mikisew Cree First Nations of Fort Chipewyan and her son Paul ... of historical cases across Alberta, said spokesman Cpl. Hal Turnbull.
Fort Chipewyan- June 29/05 - A sign showing the distance to Fort ... up to date on wildfire locations in the region by visiting the Alberta Wildfire ...
Fort Chipewyan- June 29/05 - A sign showing the distance to Fort ... wildfire status updates at wildfire.alberta.ca/wildfire-status/status-map.aspx.
Summer literacy camps for Indigenous kids get funding in 14 Alberta ... July 4-21: Fort Chipewyan; July 10-28: Peerless Trout First Nation; July ...
... to spend a night in the northern Alberta bush without food and water ... marker on the Fort Chipewyan winter road flooding the road surface.


 

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