Sunday, 14 April 2013

Dene/Chipewyan Statistics

Dene children in La Loche, Saskatchewan in the 1940s

The Dene Suline language or the Chipewyan language 

Approximately 11,000 of the 11,860 people who chose Dene as their mother tongue in the 2011 Canada Census are Dene/Chipewyan from the historical Chipewyan regions south and east of Great Slave Lake.  7,955 or 72% were in Saskatchewan, 1,005 were in Manitoba, 510 plus urban dwellers in Alberta and 260 plus urban dwellers  in the Northwest Territories.