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Northwest Territories. Department of Culture and Communications fonds

  • 308
  • Fonds
  • [1951?-1990], 1977-1994

This fonds consists of approximately 8 meters of textual material, approximately 73,344 black and white and colour photographs in print, negative and slide formats including many duplicates, 224 audiocassettes, 165 audio reels, 5 DAT audiocassettes, 25 16-mm films, 15 videocassettes in Beta, VHS and Helical Scan videotape formats and 4 architectural drawings. The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre and the Northwest Territories Archives generated the bulk of the textual material. The material consists of transcripts of interviews conducted by the Northwest Territories Archives with Father Louis Menez, Violet Beaulieu and Sven Johansson. Six of the audio reels contain stories that were recorded at the Miner's Mess restaurant as part of the Cultural Festival component of the 1990 Arctic Winter Games held in Yellowknife and feature storytelling by Claire Barnabe, Barb Bromley, Rene Fumoleau, Jim Green, Abe Okpik, Erik Watt, Lorne Scholar, D'Arcy Arden, George Blondin, Neil Colin, Mary Forrest, Pete Fraser, Joe Tobie and Jim Bourque. Other cassettes feature interviews with Ben Sutherland and Laura Loutitt. In addition, there are audiocassettes and English translations of an interview conducted by the Archaeology Section with Slavey Elder George Boots and video cassettes of "Drum Lake-Archaeology", "The Last Mooseskin Boat", and "Where Time Began". There are also records from the Northwest Territories Historical Advisory Board, the Northwest Territories Heritage Council and Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, including the NWT Arts Council. Included are operational and administrative files from the Archaeological and Historic Sites program, Education and Extension program, Territorial Plaque program, Exhibits program, Museum grants and Northwest Territories Archives. Records from the Culture and Heritage Division (Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre) consist of various administrative records concerning Land Use applications, minutes of various Culture and Heritage Division meetings, program reports, support for community heritage related efforts, promotional pamphlets, archaeology permit requests, museum policy development, and special Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre projects such as Trapline - Lifeline.

Also included are files on various conferences such as the Canadian Conference on Historical Resources, the Northern Museums Conference, and Committees such as the Interdepartmental Committee on Archaeology, the Canada-Northwest Territories Consultative Committee on Parks and the Museum Advisory Committee.

A small portion of the textual records were created by the Language Bureau including a Briefing Note for the Minister about the activities of the Language Bureau, a proposal from an consultant and input from the Language Bureau about an operational review of the division, an evaluation of the Language Bureau and comments on the NWT Literacy Strategy by the staff of the Language Bureau. The remainder of the files include records from the Athapaskan Language Steering Committee, the Dene Languages Committee and internal newsletters that were produced by the Language Bureau called Dene Yati, The Booth, Language Bureau Bulletin and one newsletter called Tusagatsait.

There are approximately 55,724 black and white and colour photographs in print, negative and slide formats that were generated or acquired by the Television and Radio Services Division, Department of Culture and Communications and by the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre. The collection of photographs from Television and Radio Services document the Government of the Northwest Territories involvement in housing, education and training, arts and crafts, tourism, transportation and industry. There are also images documenting native land use, community activities, special events such as Expo '86 and Arctic Winter Games, public buildings and housing, Commissioners of the Northwest Territories, NWT Council, the Legislative Assembly and Members of the Legislative Assembly. The photographs from the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre include photographs taken at Pine Point, Fort Resolution and Pangnirtung, as well as photographs created by archaeological and historic site surveys, and photographs of the Aviation Gallery at the Heritage Centre. The 132 audiocassettes, 155 sound reels and 4 DAT audio cassettes consist of recordings that were produced and collected by the Radio and Television Services Division of the Department of Culture and Communications between 1970-1986 and by the Northwest Territories Archives and Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre. The recordings include soundtracks for films, interviews, speeches, special effect sounds, Inuit throat singing and government programs such as the series "Behind Closed Doors-A Series on Spousal Assault in the Northwest Territories" and "So You Want to Start Your Own Business." The 25 16-mm films include copies of "You Can't Grow Potatoes Up There"; "Koukdjuak Crossing: Caribou Tagging on Baffin Island"; "Bathurst Inlet Caribou" (may also be titled: To Have Forever: Hunting the Bathurst Caribou Herd); "Nikko Island", "Wood Bison"; "Kellett's Storehouse"; "Yellowknife"; "Caribou"; "Heritage Centre Spots"; "Kissiutiyeet"; "Gordon Lake"; "Decisions"; "Future"; and "Anik Info Spots" (air prints). The Beta videocassettes contain videos produced by the Language Bureau of the Department of Culture and Communications. The films are entitled "MLA," "Home Maintenance-Northwest Territories Housing Corporation," "Home Maintenance-Canadian Mortgage Housing Corporation" and "How the Fur Trade Works" which is in South Slavey. The two helical scan videos consist of a Keewatin Economic Development Conference and the film "Hire North." Another Betamax cassette is of "Rivers of Faith" documenting Pope John Paul II's visit to Fort Simpson in 1987. The architectural drawings were generated by a project through the Northwest Territories Archives in which the old Catholic Mission building in Fort Resolution was documented.

Also contained in this fonds are materials dating from 1986-1991 including 3 Baffin Bulletin newsletters, 2 spousal assault newsletters, a report on spousal abuse, a report on the traditional knowledge working group, a directory guide of Northern cultural and arts performers from approximately 1990, and various press releases.

Northwest Territories. Department of Culture and Communications (1985-1992)

Northwest Territories. Department of Culture and Communications

Records include minutes of staff meetings and Public Records Committee meetings, as well as correspondence and reports regarding reference requests, photo orders, acquisition of records, conservation, oral history, and legislation. The accession also includes several files created by the Records Management unit of the Department of Government Services, relating to scheduling and storage of government records.

Northwest Territories. Department of Culture and Communications. Museums and Heritage division. NWT Archives

Northwest Territories. Department of Culture and Communications

Records consist of minutes, agendas and reports from the Public Records Committee; reports and policies related to access to records, conservation, assistance with oral history projects, and records management; and correspondence with heritage organizations in Fort Good Hope, Fort McPherson, and Yellowknife. The accession includes some files which appear to have been created by the Records Management section of the Department of Government Services.

Northwest Territories. Department of Culture and Communications. Museums and Heritage division. NWT Archives

Northwest Territories. Department of Education, Culture and Employment

Records date from 1980-1997 and consist of minutes of meetings from Section Heads Staff Meetings, Cultural Affairs, Collections Committee, Exhibit Committee and Senior Management Committee (ECE). Records also include an annual report from the Public Records Committee and a file from the Records Management and Deputy Ministers Committee that includes comments from the NWT Archives. There are also promotional and development files from Education Services for events such as Heritage Day, Amazing Sundays and Open House, as well as files from the Geographic Names program including a decision paper about the program, as well as material concerning the transfer of the toponymy program from the Federal Government. Records also consist of a Heritage Training Assessment from the Museum Advisory Management section, a file concerning the reorganization of Culture and Heritage Division, strategic planning files and an Audit Bureau report on the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, as well as the response from the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre to the report.

Northwest Territories. Department of Education, Culture and Employment. Culture and Heritage division (1992-1997)

Northwest Territories. Department of Justice and Public Services

Records date from 1981-1983 and consists of 3 summary reports published by the Northwest Territories Archives on the archives of the City of Yellowknife, the church in northern Canada, and the archives of the Northwest Territories Council from 1921-1951. There are also pamphlets from the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre on Kellett's storehouse, arctic exploration, archaeological resources, preserving the log tradition and tools from antiquity.

Northwest Territories. Department of Justice and Public Services. Museums and Heritage division

Yellowknife Museum Society

The records are entirely composed of a brief submitted to the Commissioner and Council of the Northwest Territories by the Yellowknife Museum Society on Territorial Public Archives. The brief includes the signatures of the members of the Yellowknife Museum Society Executive.

Northwest Territories. Department of Education, Culture and Employment

Records include correspondence and drafts related to amendments to the Social Assistance Regulations, regulations under the Archives Act, and the Public Colleges Act, as well as an agreement between the Department of Education and the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre regarding the NACC facilities within Sir John Franklin High School.

Northwest Territories. Department of Education, Culture and Employment. Policy and Planning division

Northwest Territories Archives Council fonds

  • 170
  • Fonds
  • 1988

This fonds consists of eight 60-minute audiocassettes. In March of 1988, the Northwest Territories Archives Council held a workshop on oral history. One of the exercises of the workshop was for participants to interview each other on their personal histories.

Northwest Territories Archives Council