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Hagwilget First Nation

"Hagwilget" is the name of an Athabaskan First Nations community of British Columbia, Canada. The Hagwilget Band is primarily made up of Wet'suwet'en people, although some tribal members have heritage from the Babine tribe as well. The name Hagwilget comes from the language of their Gitxsan neighbors, and means "place of the quiet people." In the Wet'suwet'en language, this community is known as Tse-kya (also spelled Tsė Cakh), which means "base of rock." The Hagwilget people are English speakers today, but some people, especially elders, also speak their native Wet'suwet'en language.

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Here are links to our webpages about the Hagwilget tribe and language:

 Wet'suwet'en language
 Hagwilget Wetsuweten
 Babine First Nation
 Athabascan language family
 First Nations of British Columbia

Here are links to more Internet resources about Hagwilget First Nation:
 Hagwilget Village Council
 Wikipedia: Hagwilget Village
 Wet'suwet'en Council: Hagwilget
 BC Assembly of First Nations: Hagwilget Village

And here are a few good books about the Hagwilget:
 Wetsuwet'en Grammar
 Three Athapaskan Ethnographies: Sekani, Tsuu T'ina and Wet'suwet'en
 Colonialism on Trial: The Gitksan-Wet'suwet'en Sovereignty Case

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