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Northwest Territories, Canada

About Fort MacPherson

Fort McPherson (Gwich’in language: Teet'lit Zhen {at the head of the waters}) is a hamlet located in the Inuvik Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. It is located on the east bank of the Peel River and is 121 km (75 mi) south of Inuvik on the Dempster Highway. Population is 776 according to the 2006 Census,[2] a slight increase over the 2001 Census count of 761. In the 2001 Census 710 people identified as aboriginal, 440 as First Nations, 50 as Métis, 20 as Inuit or Inuvialuit, 205 giving multiple or other aboriginal responses and 50 Non-Aboriginal.[6] The two principal languages spoken are Gwich'in and English. Fort McPherson is accessible by road all year from Dawson City and Whitehorse, Yukon, with the exception of spring break-up and fall freeze-up on the Peel River. The community also has access to Inuvik via the Dempster Highway and crosses the Mackenzie River at Tsiigehtchic. Originally the site of a Hudson's Bay Company post the community was named for "Murdoch McPherson". The Gwich’in people of Fort McPherson are very welcoming of strangers and go out of their way to make them Welcome. Most people have vehicles and regularly make trips to either Inuvik, or Whitehorse.,_Northwest_Territories

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  • Fort McPherson athletes shi...  |  Mar 29, 2010 12:30:47  |  By Steinomite
    Fort McPherson, NWT, coach Liz Wright, right, gives last-minute advice to snowshoe racers this week. (Patti-Kay Hamilton/CBC)Young athletes from tiny Fort ...View Full Article  View Full Article
  • 99--MICC-CENTER MCPHERSON A...  |  Mar 29, 2010 12:30:46  |  By Steinomite
    Agency: Department of the Army, Mission Installation Contracting Command Center, Ft. McPherson, GA. NOTICE TEXT: This announcement is open to all b...  View Full Article
  • Lee County tries to woo BRA...  |  Mar 29, 2010 12:30:45  |  By Steinomite
    About 700 "transfer of function" notices were sent to civilian employees of the US Army Forces Command at Fort McPherson, Ga. on March 1. ...View F...  View Full Article
  • " A Muslim-American battles...  |  Mar 29, 2010 12:30:45  |  By Steinomite
    “It's frustrating, because most of it comes from a very small group on the fringes,” says Agbere, who serves at Fort McPherson, Ga. In the Army, he...  View Full Article
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