WET'SUWET'EN ( ) are a FIRST NATIONS people occupying the drainage of the BULKLEY R from about BURNS LAKE west to the SKEENA R. They are an ATHABASCAN-speaking people, closely related to their DAKELH (Carrier) neighbours to the east and north and to the GITKSAN of the Skeena Valley. They have been called Carrier due to a traditional custom: a widow carried a bag containing the ashes of her dead husband for a year following his cremation. The Wet'suwet'en divide themselves into 5 matrilineal...

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