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Jean Marie River First Nation

The Tthek’éhdél Dene of what is today Jean Marie River First Nation were primarily nomadic people who hunted moose and caribou, trapped for beaver and fished the rivers and lakes of the Great Slave Plain.

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Jean Marie River’s traditional name, “Tthets’ek’ehdeli”, means “water flowing over clay”. The Tthek’éhdél Dene of what is today Jean Marie River First Nation were primarily nomadic people who hunted moose and caribou, trapped for beaver and fished the rivers and lakes of the Great Slave Plain. Prehistoric flint artifacts have been found at the village site. We welcome both members and the visiting public alike to explore Jean Marie River.

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