Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation
The Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation is a band government. It represents people of the Chipewyan ethnic group. It controls one Indian reserve: Chipewyan 201, near Fort Chipewyan, Alberta. The band is party to Treaty 8, and is a member of the Athabasca Tribal Council.
The band launched a court challenge in 2007 to an oilsands lease given to Shell Canada by the provincial government which, the band alleged, they were not given a chance to oppose. In 2011, the band lost its suit, but planned to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.