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Moricetown First Nation

"Moricetown" is the name of an Athabaskan First Nations community of British Columbia, Canada. The Moricetown Band is primarily made up of Wet'suwet'en people, although some tribal members have heritage from the Babine or Carrier tribes as well. The placename Moricetown comes from the name of a 19th-century missionary to the tribe, Father Morice; the native name for the band's central town is 'Kyah Wiget (sometimes spelled "Kyikh Wigit" or "Keyor Hwotget,") which means "old village." The Moricetown 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 Moricetown tribe and language:

 Babine-Wetsuweten language
 Moricetown Wetsuweten
 Babines
 Athabaskan languages
 British Columbia First Nations

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

And here are a few good books about the Moricetown:
 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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