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Location: Southeast of Fort Simpson, 38 miles from Checkpoint, 16 km off the Mackenzie Highway. Jean Marie
(Tthek’ehdelj, or "water flowing all day") is a tiny town of 50 people that began as an outpost in 1935 when a number of Dene families moved here to regain their culture and traditions. Now the community is a mixture of the historical and modern with a co-op store, a small centre that provides overnight accommodations and community hall. Moose is a traditional food source in Jean Marie River, but the women are also famous for their moose hair tufting and moosehide clothing including jackets, mittens and gauntlets, embroidered with intricate designs. SPECIAL EVENTS Mudball Carnival: March Annual Fishing Derby: August