Nadleh Whut'en First Nation Nadleh Whut'en First Nation

Our People

Our Language

The Nadleh Whut'en people are a part of the Athapaskan language group, which covers most of north eastern BC, part of northern Alberta, southern Yukon and south west Northwest Territories.  The Nadleh Whut'en speak a dialect of the Carrier Language which is part of the Athapaskan language family. Carrier people refer to themselves as Dakelh, which means "people who travel by water."

 

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As part of our efforts to protect and teach our language, we have archived some of our language with First Voices (http://www.firstvoices.com/en/Nadleh-Whuten).  If you are interested in learning Dakelh please contact us! Without our language we lose a part of our history and our place on the land.

Here are some external links about Dakelh language that some may find of interest: