from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Native American people inhabiting an area between the Great Bear and Great Slave lakes in the Northwest Territories of Canada.
- n. A member of this people.
- n. The Athabaskan language of this people.
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- proper n. A people native to the Northwest Territories of Canada.
- proper n. The Athabaskan language of this people.
Now the Dogrib Treaty 11 Council receives applications from 160 Dogrib post-secondary students a year for these scholarships.
Eventually, the grand chief of the Dogrib First Nation began to say in public meetings: "We like your project and my people will benefit, but just make sure you look after the land, the water and the wildlife."
One time, after a particularly heated discussion at a community consultation meeting in a Dogrib community, a local person came around selling t-shirts that said: "Diamonds are a Dogrib's best friend."
To give you an idea of how the North has changed, in 1995, the first time we gave scholarships to the Dogrib First Nation, we could only find one post-secondary student to accept the aid.
They are Athapaskans, linked ethnically, linguistically, and physiologically to tribes that still inhabit subarctic Canada and Alaska, peoples such as the Koyukon, the Tanana, the Dogrib, the Yellowknife, and the Chipewyan Indians.
I was assured by Dr. Bouget that the Dogrib Tribe of which the chief was a member, was the purest tribe in Canada today.
Then Dogrib, an 'Slave, an' Yellow-knife brave, an 'Cree in his dinky canoe,
Dogrib Indians some 65 miles, found Musk-ox on May 10, and later saw many hundreds.
Dogrib dog entering the Yellow-knife or Chipewyan part of the camp is immediately set upon by all the residents.
Now at that moment three young Dogrib braves chanced to be passing under the window, which was about seven feet from the ground.