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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
"Këyikh 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.
Here are links to our webpages about the Moricetown tribe and language:
British Columbia First Nations
Here are links to more Internet resources about Moricetown First Nation:
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:
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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