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Rene Fumoleau, O.M.I., was born in France on August 6, 1926. He was ordained a priest in 1952 and came to the Northwest Territories in 1953. He worked with the Dene in Fort Good Hope from 1953 to 1959, in Deline from 1960 to 1968 and then returned to Fort Good Hope between 1968-1969. In 1971, he began historical research on Treaties 8 and 11 which resulted in the publication of "As Long As This Land Shall Last: A History of Treaty 8 and Treaty 11, 1870-1939". From 1970 until 1994 he lived in Yellowknife and then moved to the community of Lutselk'e. During his time in the north he was an avid photographer and many of his photographs have been displayed, sold and published. In addition, he produced and directed several films including "I Was Born Here" and "Dene Nation". He was active in the area of storytelling, speaking at numerous national conferences. Rene Fumoleau died August 6, 2019.