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About The Nadleh people

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The Nadleh Whut'en are located in the Central Interior of British Columbia at the east end of Fraser Lake. Most of the 419 members reside in Nadleh, the main community, while others live in Lejac. Nadleh is located along the banks of the Nadleh River between Fraser Lake and the Nechako River. Lejac is located on the south side of Fraser Lake, on the site of the former Lejac Residential School.

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."

Nadleh refers to where the salmon return every year. Whut'en refers to where you come from.

The Clans of the Nadleh Whut'en Band are Lhtseh yoo (frog), Dumdehm yoo (bear), Luk sil yoo (caribou), Ulstah mus yoo (owl, grouse), and Tsah yoo (beaver). The Nadleh Whut'en still practice the Bahlats (potlatch) system of traditional government.

The Nadleh River is known as the shortest river in North America.

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Nadleh Whut'en

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