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Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What does Aseniwuche Winewak mean?
A: These are Cree words. “Aseni” means rock, “wuche” means mountains and “Winewak” means people.
Q: How do you say Aseniwuche Winewak?
A: as sun nee wuh chee wee nee wuk
Q: Is Aseniwuche Winewak Nation a First Nation?
A: No, we are currently in litigation with Canada over their failure to meet with our people during the negotiation of Treaties in Alberta.
Q: Is Aseniwuche Winewak Nation a Métis Settlement?
A: No, we hold fee simple title to our own land, transferred to us from Alberta in the early 1970’s.
Q: Do the People have Indian Status or hold Métis cards?
A: Our community primarily self identify as non-status Indians, but some are registered Indians and some self identify as Métis.
Q: What language do the People speak?
A: Cree. Most people over forty years still use Cree as their primary language.
Q: What kind of food do the People eat?
A: Most community members still hunt moose, deer and elk and enjoy cooked meat with bannock and tea.
Q: Did the Aseniwuche Winewak attend residential school?
A: No, but missionary priests and nuns visited our community in the summer months before the town was built and taught basic lessons to community children.
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