DAKELH ( ) are a FIRST NATIONS people, formerly known as the Carrier, who inhabit the mountainous north-central Interior from the FRASER R west to the COAST MTS. In the local language Dakelh means "people who travel on the water," a reference to the many LAKES and waterways in their territory. The name Carrier was from the traditional practice of a widow carrying the cremated remains of her dead husband in a bundle on her back.

About 7,000 registered Dakelh live in more than 2 dozen modern...

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