Example sentences for: dene

How can you use “dene” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The old culture, however precarious, still exists, and Dene leaders, always pragmatic, fought to protect it with a proper land settlement rather than dependence on pipeline revenues in a world where oil and gas prices are just as fragile as fur prices once were.

  • Proponents of an Arctic gas pipeline passing through Indian lands in the Mackenzie Valley to northern Alberta argued that the Dene need revenues from the pipeline to escape poverty, and that in any case they no longer have an autonomous culture.

  • But Dene leaders, fearful of the project’s environmental impact, insisted their bush-related culture of hunting and fishing could and should be protected (through more self-government) before the pipeline was laid.

  • The official name of the Northwestern Territories hasn’t changed, but it is known among the Dene Nation as Denendeh which means “our land,” and as the negotiations between the native groups and the government continue, this dream moves closer to reality.

  • In fact, quite apart from the more tangible facets of Indian life that the Dene Nation is trying to preserve — language, customs, hunting and fishing grounds —the traditional values are what remain vitally important.


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