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Babine/Nadot'en Culture and History

As a complement to our Babine language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Babine tribe.

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Please note that Babines and other American Indians are living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Babine history is interesting and important, but the Babine Indians are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern writers as well as traditional folklore, contemporary art as well as museum pieces, and the life and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

Our Babine Websites

Babine Language:
    Information and language learning materials for the Babine-Wet'suwet'en language.
Babine-Wetsuweten Facts for Kids:
    Questions and answers about Babine culture.
Carrier Legends:
    Collection of Carrier, Babine, and Wet'suwet'en legends and folktales.

Babine Tribal and Community Websites

Lake Babine Nation:
    Official homepage of the Lake Babine band.
Takla Lake First Nation:
    Homepage of the Babines of Takla Landing.
Fort Babine Lodge Resort:
    Information from the Babine Nation about the tribal fishing resort.

Books for sale on the Babine Indians
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Cis Dideen Kat: The Way of the Lake Babine Nation:
    Excellent book on the customs of the Babine people co-authored by a Babine chief.
Three Athapaskan Ethnographies:
    Book of anthropological studies on the Sekani, Tsuu T'ina, and Babine-Witsuwit'en tribes.
Colonialism on Trial:
    Book on the Gitksan-Witsuwiten sovereignty case and indigenous land rights in Canada.
Native American Books:
    Evolving list of books about Native Americans in general.

Babine Lifestyle and Traditions

First Nations of British Columbia:
    Map of British Columbia showing where the Wet'suwet'en and Nat'ooten (Babine) people live.
British Columbia First Nations: Lake Babine:
    Map and profile of the Lake Babine tribe from the BC Assembly of Nations.
Naduteen Music:
    Video of a Lake Babine woman learning a traditional drum song from her aunts.
Woyenne Tradition:
    Lake Babine music, dance and traditional clothing.
Lake Babine Nation: * Takla Lake First Nation:
    Basic information and links about individual Babine First Nations.
Wet'suwet'en Ethnobotany:
    Information about traditional plant use in the Babine-Wet'suwet'en culture.
Wet'suwet'en/Babine Carrier Cultural Objects:
    Museum exhibit with photographs of Babine-Wet'suwet'en baskets, tools, and other artifacts.
Lake Babine Nation Flag: * Takla Nation Flag:
    Pictures of Babine-Wetsuweten tribal flags.

Babine Politics, Issues and News

Babine River Ancient Village Reveals 1,300 Years Of Aboriginal History:
    Article on the excavation of a Babine First Nation archaeological site.
Remembering Lejac residential school: * Surviving Lejac: * The Train Station:
    Articles and a documentary film about the abuse of Babine and Carrier children at Canadian boarding school.
Lake Babine First Nation revives fishery taken from them in 1906:
    News article about Babine territorial and fishing rights.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

   Lake Babine Nation:
   Encyclopedia articles on the Babine Indians.
   La Lengua Babine:
   Information about the Babine in Spanish.
   The Carriers:
   Babine and Carrier links.

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