There's a discussion on CBC Radio One about aboriginal rights, and one native person from British Columbia said he's from a band called, as near as I gather it's spelled, Apat'kchat, but which is pronounced Apachat. Sound familiar? He said his language is related to the Navajo, which makes him also a distant relative of the Apache, because both Navajo and Apache belong to one of three major groupings (as defined by language), called Na-Dene (meaning "The People" in the Denendeh language of the Northwest Territories). Obviously this Apat'kchat band is also Na-Dene. I just mention this because except for some Beaver Indians in the extreme northeast, I didn't think there were any Na-Dene in British Columbia. BC has more first nations languages than the rest of Canada, and possibly the rest of North America (excluding Mexico) put together. It's like the New World's "New Guinea," so to speak.
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