The Gwich'in nation bands
of Alaska, the Yukon, and the Northwest Territories
Arctic Village (Vashraii K'oo)
Neets'aii Gwich'in, "residents of the north side"
Birch Creek (Denduu)
Dendu Gwich'in, "foothill mountain people"
Chalkyitsik ("fish hooking place")
Draan'jik Gwich'in, "Black River Indians"
Circle (Dan Zhit Haainlaii)
Danzhit Hanlaih Gwich'in, "water flowing out of the mountains"
Fort Yukon (Gwichyaa Zhee)
Gwich'yaa Gwich'in, "people of the flats"
Gwichyaa Gwich'in, "people of the flats"
Old Crow (Vuntee Gwich'in)
Vuntut Gwitchin, "people of the lakes".
Fort McPherson (Teetl'it Zheh)
Teetl'it Gwich'in, "people of the head waters"
Arctic Red River (Tsiigehtchic)
Gwichya Gwich'in, "people of the flats". .
Edhiitat Gwich'in, "delta people"
Fifteen villages and small towns scattered across northeast Alaska and northwest Canada are the home of approximately 7,000 Gwich'in - the most northernly location of all Indian nations.*
Nihtat Gwich'in, "mixed nations"