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Tape #5
N-2001-016: CN-327A · Item · February 18, 1978
Part of Metis Nation of the Northwest Territories fonds

This item is the ninth part of a fourteen-part recording of a Metis Association regional workshop on land claims held February 18-19, 1978 in Fort Norman (Tulita). This recording was made February 18, 1978. The meeting is in English. The original source item is side A of a 60 minute audio cassette. The meeting also includes CN-323A, CN-323B, CN-324A, CN-324B, CN-325A, CN-325B, CN-326A, CN-326B, CN-327B, CN-328A, CN-328B, CN-329A, and CN-329B. The workshop is chaired by Metis Association President Charlie Overvold. Other participants include Metis Association Vice-president Joe Mercredi, Chief Paul Wright (Fort Norman (Tulita)), Chief Charlie Barnaby (Fort Good Hope), Rod Hardy, Alphonsine McNeely, Wayne McTaggart, and several others. There is translation into an Indigenous language, likely North Slavey, throughout. The recording continues with Charlie Overvold going through the Federal land claims position paper, explaining and providing commentary on each of their eleven objectives. The eighth objective on compensation is explained more fully, including a comparison of the amount offered to the operating budget of the Territorial Council, a current research project on land value, and program sustainability. The ninth objective indicates that money received will be tax free. The tenth objective deals with the Territorial government, indicating that they will continue to be involved in land claims negotiations. The eleventh objective deals with ratification and legislation, indicating that the final agreement will be given effect by and approved in federal legislation after ratification. It also states that nothing in the settlement will affect the special recognition of First Nations and Inuit under the BNA Act. Charlie suggests that the Metis also want to be included in that special recognition and have the flexibility to renegotiate the claim as needed in the future. The final part of the Federal position paper states that although they agreed to receive two claims, from the Indian Brotherhood and Metis Association, there would be only one settlement and that representatives from each must come together at the negotiation table. The meeting concludes for the day with information about plans for the evening, including supper, a fiddling contest, and a dance, and for the next day's meeting.

This recording includes sides A and B of the tape.

E D & T Road Tape
N-2001-016: CN-125A · Item · [ca. 1995]
Part of Metis Nation of the Northwest Territories fonds

This item is the first part of a two-part recording of a tour of the Hay River- Fort Resolution-Fort Smith area, hosted by George Tuccaro. The recording is in English. The original source item is side A of a 90 minute audio cassette. The tour recording also includes item CN-125B. The recording starts with drumming and singing and an introduction by George Tuccaro, who gives a brief description of the First Nations people of western Arctic and the arrival of explorers and Metis fur traders. Pat Burke sings a song about Indigenous grandmothers, followed by the story of Pat's Metis family history. Bobbi Bouvier of Hay River speaks about commercial ice fishing, followed by a recording of her competing in the annual Metis talent show. Amy Kraus (married to Gus' brother, Joe Kraus) tells the story of travelling to the Northwest Territories and staying with Gus and Mary Kraus in the Nahanni Mountains in 1945, then moving to Hay River where she and her husband started Paradise Valley market garden between Hay River and Enterprise. Red McBryan, an alderman and former mayor of Hay River, speaks about farming cattle near the Alberta border. A brief history of the Katlodeeche First Nation Reserve (Hay River) is presented by George, followed by drumming and singing. George also mentions Hay River's role as major transportation centre. John Reinke talks about the barging business. Richard Lafferty, District Superintendent of Highways, speaks about old time music and fiddling. The recording concludes with a fiddle song with guitar and drums. An label on the cassette case indicates: "Promotion Tape To be sold @ the NWT/Alberta Border on the Highway, So you can get a bit of Northern History".

N-2001-016: CN-245A · Item · August 1975
Part of Metis Nation of the Northwest Territories fonds

This item is the first part of a two-part recording of a jigging competition, which was part of the talent show held at the third Annual General Assembly of the Metis Association held in Tulita (Fort Norman) in 1975. The original source item is side A of a 60 minute audio cassette. The competition also includes item CN-245B. The music begins about six minutes into the recording. Master of Ceremonies Frank Napier announces the names of the dancers between sets. While the judges tally the scores, the band plays a few songs and the audience chats.

N-2001-016: CN-245B · Item · August 1975
Part of Metis Nation of the Northwest Territories fonds

This item is the second part of a two-part recording of a jigging competition, which was part of the talent show held at the third Annual General Assembly of the Metis Association held in Tulita (Fort Norman) in 1975. The original source item is side B of a 60 minute audio cassette. The competition also includes item CN-245A. The recording continues with the band playing a song, followed by a dance-off between two jigging competitors who were tied for third place. Then the band plays for jigs by the President of the Metis Association (Rick Hardy) and other executive members and by the four talent show judges. Prizes are awarded for the jigging competition to Annie Colman (5th), Laverne Komiak (4th), Thomas Manuel (3rd), Tommy Ross (2nd), and Norman Vandell (1st). Master of Ceremonies Frank Napier thanks to the judges (President Native Council of Canada Gloria George, Member of Parliament Wally Firth (MP), President of the Metis Federation Manitoba President Ed Head, and Cliff Subideau(?) and the Metis Association for inviting him and the recording concludes with a song from the band.

N-2001-016: CN-310A · Item · April 20, 1991
Part of Metis Nation of the Northwest Territories fonds

This item is the first part in a five-part recording of a Metis Youth Workshop held April 19-20, 1991 in Yellowknife. Participants include Leanne Goose (Fort Good Hope), Dacia Gardner (Hay River), Ricky Stewart (Fort McPherson), Cindy Firth (Inuvik), Fagan Furlong (Aklavik), Louis Cardinal (Tsiigehtchic (Arctic Red River)), Rhea MacDonald (Norman Wells), Norman Hodgson (Norman Wells), Tina McKay, and Darlene Sibbeston (Fort Simpson), with Joe Mercredi and Susan Bohnet as facilitators and Leonie Erasmus as the Coordinator of the Metis Heritage Association. This recording was made April 20, 1991. The meeting is in English. The original source item is side A of an audio cassette. The meeting also includes CN-310B, CN-307A, CN-307B, and CN-309A. The Metis Elders Workshop is occurring concurrently (see CN-299 to CN-306, CN-308). The recording begins with Joe Mercredi asking the Youth what they want. Susan Bohnet asks the Youth to introduce themselves and indicate where they're from and what grade they are in. Joe Mercredi encourages the youth to talk about their lives, problems facing youth, and changes and activities they would like to see in their communities. The youth share details about how they spend their time and things they would like to do. Others speak about and make suggestions regarding alcohol and drugs, education and work, respect between Elders and youth, programs and centres for youth, summer school, Elder and Youth camps, and learning Indigenous languages. Joe Mercredi and Susan Bohnet also speak about some of their experiences. The recording ends abruptly.

[3½" Disks]
N-2001-016: 99-1 · File · [ca. 1995-2000]
Part of Metis Nation of the Northwest Territories fonds

Fifty-six 3½" disks likely containing material on Annual General Assemblies, Board Meetings, Metis Heritage Association, Tulu Project, Tutorial Program, Business Directory, Northern Contaminants Program, court case documents, press releases, political accord, seniors' facility, and administration.

Tulu 1999
N-2001-016: 98-6 · File · 1999
Part of Metis Nation of the Northwest Territories fonds

The file consists of records relating to the 1999 Tulu Project on the Cameron River System and Highways 3 and 4. The records include Summary of Canoe Trip, maps with sites marked, site addresses, correspondence, financial records, co-ordinator job description, budget, excerpt from agreement, participant report, contracts and resumes, canoe workshop agenda, to do list, and a 3½" floppy disk.

Tulu Project
N-2001-016: 98-7 · File · 1999
Part of Metis Nation of the Northwest Territories fonds

The file consists of records relating to the 1999 Tulu Project on the Cameron River System and Highways 3 and 4. The records include the final report with photographs, maps of canoe routes, and Ingraham Trail Addresses, 8 photographic prints showing clean up sites and activities, and a 3½" floppy disk.

N-2001-016: CN-307A · Item · April 21, 1991
Part of Metis Nation of the Northwest Territories fonds

This item is the third part in a five-part recording of a Metis Youth Workshop held April 19-20, 1991 in Yellowknife. Participants include Leanne Goose (Fort Good Hope), Dacia Gardner (Hay River), Ricky Stewart (Fort McPherson), Cindy Firth (Inuvik), Fagan Furlong (Aklavik), Louis Cardinal (Tsiigehtchic (Arctic Red River)), Rhea MacDonald (Norman Wells), Norman Hodgson (Norman Wells), Darlene Sibbeston (Fort Simpson), Ryan Clark (Yellowknife), Bradley Carpenter (Yellowknife), Tina McKay, and Shane Mercredi (Fort Smith), with Joe Mercredi and Susan Bohnet as facilitators. This recording was made April 20, 1991. The meeting is in English. The original source item is side B of a 90 minute audio cassette. The meeting also includes CN-310A, CN-310B, CN-307B, and CN-309A. The Metis Elders Workshop is occurring concurrently (see CN-299 to CN-306, CN-308). The recording continues with Joe Mercredi reopening the meeting, a group photograph being taken, and introductions of two more youth. The workshop returns to encouraging the Youth to talk about community activities for youth, issues with alcohol and drugs, education, cultural activities, sports, and youth programs. Joe and the youth discuss racial tensions, racism, stereotyping, and treatment by the police and share personal examples. The recording ends abruptly.

Tape #2 Side #2
N-2001-016: CN-299A · Item · April 19, 1991
Part of Metis Nation of the Northwest Territories fonds

This item is the second part in a fourteen-part recording of a Metis Elders Workshop held April 19-21, 1991 in Yellowknife. Participants include: Joe Mercredi (Fort Simpson), Gilbert and Gemma Bouvier (Fort Providence), Len Heron (Fort Smith), D'Arcy Arden (Yellowknife), Archie Larocque (Fort Smith), Cindy Firth (Inuvik), Alestine McDonald (Inuvik), Shane Mercredi (Fort Smith), Beatrice Daniels (Yellowknife), Emelia Gratrix (Fort Smith), Beatrice Morin (Hay River), Dacia Gardner (Hay River), Norman Hodgson (Norman Wells), Rhea MacDonald (Norman Wells), Ed Hodgson (Norman Wells), Lisa MacDonald (Norman Wells), Mary Cook (Fort Good Hope), Leanne Goose (Fort Good Hope), Mary Firth (Fort McPherson), Ricky Stewart (Fort McPherson), Leonie Erasmus (Yellowknife), Virginia McMaster (Yellowknife), Catherine Turner (Yellowknife), Bill Lafferty (Fort Simpson), Pete Fraser (Fort Smith), Art Furlong (Aklavik), Fagan Furlong (Aklavik), Louis Cardinal (Tsiigehtchic (Arctic Red River)), Darlene Sibbeston (Fort Simpson), Tina McKay, Billy Cardinal (Tsiigehtchic (Arctic Red River)), Dolphus Lennie (Yellowknife), Martin Dunn (Native Council of Canada, Ottawa), and Gary Bohnet (President of the Metis Association), with Wally Firth (Inuvik) as Facilitator. This recording was made April 19, 1991. The meeting is in English. The original source item is side A of a 90 minute audio cassette. The meeting also includes CN-300A, CN-300B, CN-299B, CN-308A, CN-304A, CN-308B, CN-304B, CN-302A, CN-305A, CN-302B, CN-305B, CN-306A, and CN-301A. The Metis Youth Workshop is occurring concurrently (see CN-307, CN-309, CN-310), although for the first day and part of the second and third, the two groups met together. The recording continues with a speech by Joe Mercredi about Youth involvement in the Metis Association and partnering with the Elders. Next, Wally Firth speaks about Metis culture and contributions to the Northwest Territories, particularly in the areas of transportation, dance and music, and politics. Wally is also the Facilitator for the the workshop. The group takes a coffee break, then resumes with Joe Mercredi speaking about the role of women in the building of the NWT. Next, Bea Daniels tells several stories about music and dancing, her father working for the Hudson’s Bay Company, chores as a youth, living at the Senior Citizen’s Home, people helping one another, and education. Leonard Heron speaks about the conference and not just talking, but doing things for their own people. The recording concludes with Bill Lafferty picking up on Leonard’s comments to do something and support people. The recording ends abruptly.

Tape #2 Side #4
N-2001-016: CN-299B · Item · April 19, 1991
Part of Metis Nation of the Northwest Territories fonds

This item is the fourth part in a fourteen-part recording of a Metis Elders Workshop held April 19-21, 1991 in Yellowknife. Participants include: Joe Mercredi (Fort Simpson), Gilbert and Gemma Bouvier (Fort Providence), Len Heron (Fort Smith), D'Arcy Arden (Yellowknife), Archie Larocque (Fort Smith), Cindy Firth (Inuvik), Alestine McDonald (Inuvik), Shane Mercredi (Fort Smith), Beatrice Daniels (Yellowknife), Emelia Gratrix (Fort Smith), Beatrice Morin (Hay River), Dacia Gardner (Hay River), Norman Hodgson (Norman Wells), Rhea MacDonald (Norman Wells), Ed Hodgson (Norman Wells), Lisa MacDonald (Norman Wells), Mary Cook (Fort Good Hope), Leanne Goose (Fort Good Hope), Mary Firth (Fort McPherson), Ricky Stewart (Fort McPherson), Leonie Erasmus (Yellowknife), Virginia McMaster (Yellowknife), Catherine Turner (Yellowknife), Bill Lafferty (Fort Simpson), Pete Fraser (Fort Smith), Art Furlong (Aklavik), Fagan Furlong (Aklavik), Louis Cardinal (Tsiigehtchic (Arctic Red River)), Darlene Sibbeston (Fort Simpson), Tina McKay, Billy Cardinal (Tsiigehtchic (Arctic Red River)), Dolphus Lennie (Yellowknife), Martin Dunn (Native Council of Canada, Ottawa), and Gary Bohnet (President of the Metis Association), with Wally Firth (Inuvik) as Facilitator. This recording was made April 19, 1991. The meeting is in English. The original source item is side B of a 90 minute audio cassette. The meeting also includes CN-300A, CN-299A, CN-300B, CN-308A, CN-304A, CN-308B, CN-304B, CN-302A, CN-305A, CN-302B, CN-305B, CN-306A, and CN-301A. The Metis Youth Workshop is occurring concurrently (see CN-307, CN-309, CN-310), although for the first day and part of the second and third, the two groups met together. The recording continues with Pete Fraser speaking about the Hudson’s Bay Company and youth reaching out to the Elders for help. Youth Leanne Goose speaks next about starting a youth group in Fort Good Hope, issues with alcohol and drugs, and what she wants to hear about at meetings. Next Bill Lafferty speaks about education, examples of Metis people for the youth to following, breakdowns between people, and helping Metis people become professionals. Next youth Rhea McDonald speaks about going on hunts, but not being used to it and kids getting in trouble betcuase there is nothing to do. Youth Norm Hodgson Jr. also mentions that kids turn to alcohol and drugs due to boredom. Joe Mercredi speaks next about staying in school, Metis history, contributions to the development of the Northwest Territories, and residential school. Youth Shane Mercredi speaks about learning the culture to keep it alive. D’Arcy Arden speaks about education, staking claims near Pine Point, and losing his money due to a lack of education. The recording concludes with Pete Fraser encouraging the youth to speak up, education, and his work experience. The recording ends abruptly.

N-2001-016: CN-300A · Item · April 19, 1991
Part of Metis Nation of the Northwest Territories fonds

This item is the first part in a fourteen-part recording of a Metis Elders Workshop held April 19-21, 1991 in Yellowknife. Participants include: Joe Mercredi (Fort Simpson), Gilbert and Gemma Bouvier (Fort Providence), Len Heron (Fort Smith), D'Arcy Arden (Yellowknife), Archie Larocque (Fort Smith), Cindy Firth (Inuvik), Alestine McDonald (Inuvik), Shane Mercredi (Fort Smith), Beatrice Daniels (Yellowknife), Emelia Gratrix (Fort Smith), Beatrice Morin (Hay River), Dacia Gardner (Hay River), Norman Hodgson (Norman Wells), Rhea MacDonald (Norman Wells), Ed Hodgson (Norman Wells), Lisa MacDonald (Norman Wells), Mary Cook (Fort Good Hope), Leanne Goose (Fort Good Hope), Mary Firth (Fort McPherson), Ricky Stewart (Fort McPherson), Leonie Erasmus (Yellowknife), Virginia McMaster (Yellowknife), Catherine Turner (Yellowknife), Bill Lafferty (Fort Simpson), Pete Fraser (Fort Smith), Art Furlong (Aklavik), Fagan Furlong (Aklavik), Louis Cardinal (Tsiigehtchic (Arctic Red River)), Darlene Sibbeston (Fort Simpson), Tina McKay, Billy Cardinal (Tsiigehtchic (Arctic Red River)), Dolphus Lennie (Yellowknife), Martin Dunn (Native Council of Canada, Ottawa), and Gary Bohnet (President of the Metis Association), with Wally Firth (Inuvik) as Facilitator. This recording was made April 19, 1991. The meeting is in English. The original source item is side A of a 90 minute audio cassette. The meeting also includes CN-299A, CN-300B, CN-299B, CN-308A, CN-304A, CN-308B, CN-304B, CN-302A, CN-305A, CN-302B, CN-305B, CN-306A, and CN-301A. The Metis Youth Workshop is occurring concurrently (see CN-307, CN-309, CN-310), although for the first day and part of the second and third, the two groups met together. The recording begins with opening remarks by Gary Bohnet, an opening prayer by Emelia Gratrix, and introductions. Gary provides some background information about the Elders and Youth workshops and objectives. Then guest speaker Marty Dunn presents on this history of the Metis in Canada. Pete Fraser and Bill Lafferty make responsive comments. The recording ends abruptly.

Tape #1 Side #3 Fri 19/04/91
N-2001-016: CN-300B · Item · April 19, 1991
Part of Metis Nation of the Northwest Territories fonds

This item is the third part in a fourteen-part recording of a Metis Elders Workshop held April 19-21, 1991 in Yellowknife. Participants include: Joe Mercredi (Fort Simpson), Gilbert and Gemma Bouvier (Fort Providence), Len Heron (Fort Smith), D'Arcy Arden (Yellowknife), Archie Larocque (Fort Smith), Cindy Firth (Inuvik), Alestine McDonald (Inuvik), Shane Mercredi (Fort Smith), Beatrice Daniels (Yellowknife), Emelia Gratrix (Fort Smith), Beatrice Morin (Hay River), Dacia Gardner (Hay River), Norman Hodgson (Norman Wells), Rhea MacDonald (Norman Wells), Ed Hodgson (Norman Wells), Lisa MacDonald (Norman Wells), Mary Cook (Fort Good Hope), Leanne Goose (Fort Good Hope), Mary Firth (Fort McPherson), Ricky Stewart (Fort McPherson), Leonie Erasmus (Yellowknife), Virginia McMaster (Yellowknife), Catherine Turner (Yellowknife), Bill Lafferty (Fort Simpson), Pete Fraser (Fort Smith), Art Furlong (Aklavik), Fagan Furlong (Aklavik), Louis Cardinal (Tsiigehtchic (Arctic Red River)), Darlene Sibbeston (Fort Simpson), Tina McKay, Billy Cardinal (Tsiigehtchic (Arctic Red River)), Dolphus Lennie (Yellowknife), Martin Dunn (Native Council of Canada, Ottawa), and Gary Bohnet (President of the Metis Association), with Wally Firth (Inuvik) as Facilitator. This recording was made April 19, 1991. The meeting is in English. The original source item is side B of a 90 minute audio cassette. The meeting also includes CN-300A, CN-299A, CN-299B, CN-308A, CN-304A, CN-308B, CN-304B, CN-302A, CN-305A, CN-302B, CN-305B, CN-306A, and CN-301A. The Metis Youth Workshop is occurring concurrently (see CN-307, CN-309, CN-310), although for the first day and part of the second and third, the two groups met together. The recording continues with Bill Lafferty’s comments on supporting and helping each other, using the land without boundaries, Metis culture and traditions, politics, Metis identity, and people who are Metis. The next speaker is youth Lisa McDonald, discussing youth identity, not having anyone listen them, issues with alcohol, speaking to Elders, speaking out, facing challenges, and doing something. Emelia Gratrix speaks next on being involved with youth. Pete Fraser tells a few jokes before the group breaks for lunch. After lunch, the group decides to allow cameras to film the proceedings. Then Pete Fraser speaks again about education, learning from the Elders, working and raising a family, challenges facing youth, and asking the Elders for help. The recording ends abruptly.

N-2001-016: CN-301A · Item · April 21, 1991
Part of Metis Nation of the Northwest Territories fonds

This item is the fourteenth part in a fourteen-part recording of a Metis Elders Workshop held April 19-21, 1991 in Yellowknife. Participants include: Joe Mercredi (Fort Simpson), Gilbert and Gemma Bouvier (Fort Providence), Len Heron (Fort Smith), D'Arcy Arden (Yellowknife), Archie Larocque (Fort Smith), Cindy Firth (Inuvik), Alestine McDonald (Inuvik), Shane Mercredi (Fort Smith), Beatrice Daniels (Yellowknife), Emelia Gratrix (Fort Smith), Beatrice Morin (Hay River), Dacia Gardner (Hay River), Norman Hodgson (Norman Wells), Rhea MacDonald (Norman Wells), Ed Hodgson (Norman Wells), Lisa MacDonald (Norman Wells), Mary Cook (Fort Good Hope), Leanne Goose (Fort Good Hope), Mary Firth (Fort McPherson), Ricky Stewart (Fort McPherson), Leonie Erasmus (Yellowknife), Virginia McMaster (Yellowknife), Catherine Turner (Yellowknife), Bill Lafferty (Fort Simpson), Pete Fraser (Fort Smith), Art Furlong (Aklavik), Fagan Furlong (Aklavik), Louis Cardinal (Tsiigehtchic (Arctic Red River)), Darlene Sibbeston (Fort Simpson), Tina McKay, Billy Cardinal (Tsiigehtchic (Arctic Red River)), Dolphus Lennie (Yellowknife), Martin Dunn (Native Council of Canada, Ottawa), and Gary Bohnet (President of the Metis Association), with Wally Firth (Inuvik) as Facilitator. This recording was made April 21, 1991. The meeting is in English. The original source item is side A of a 90 minute audio cassette. The meeting also includes CN-300A, CN-299A, CN-300B, CN-299B, CN-308A, CN-304A, CN-308B, CN-304B, CN-302A, CN-305A, CN-302B, CN-305B, and CN-306A. The recording continues with Joe Mercredi making a statement of thanks, Wally Firth offering closing remarks, and Bill Lafferty saying a closing prayer. The recording concludes with Joe Mercredi speaking to the Youth after the main meeting had adjourned.

N-2001-016: CN-302A · Item · April 20, 1991
Part of Metis Nation of the Northwest Territories fonds

This item is the ninth part in a fourteen-part recording of a Metis Elders Workshop held April 19-21, 1991 in Yellowknife. Participants include: Gilbert and Gemma Bouvier (Fort Providence), Len Heron (Fort Smith), D'Arcy Arden (Yellowknife), Archie Larocque (Fort Smith), Alestine McDonald (Inuvik), Beatrice Daniels (Yellowknife), Emelia Gratrix (Fort Smith), Beatrice Morin (Hay River), Ed Hodgson (Norman Wells), Mary Cook (Fort Good Hope), Mary Firth (Fort McPherson), Leonie Erasmus (Yellowknife), Virginia McMaster (Yellowknife), Catherine Turner (Yellowknife), Bill Lafferty (Fort Simpson), Pete Fraser (Fort Smith), Art Furlong (Aklavik), Billy Cardinal (Tsiigehtchic (Arctic Red River)), Dolphus Lennie (Yellowknife), Martin Dunn (Native Council of Canada, Ottawa), and Gary Bohnet (President of the Metis Association), with Wally Firth (Inuvik) as Facilitator. This recording was made April 20, 1991. The meeting is in English. The original source item is side A of a 90 minute audio cassette. The meeting also includes CN-300A, CN-299A, CN-300B, CN-299B, CN-308A, CN-304A, CN-308B, CN-304B, CN-305A, CN-302B, CN-305B, CN-306A, and CN-301A. The Metis Youth Workshop is occurring concurrently (see CN-307, CN-309, CN-310). The recording continues with Darlene (staff member) describing the race relations project. She suggests that the Elders discuss racism, how they feel about it, and how it has affected them through their lives. The information gathered will be used as content for a brochure. There are some additional questions and comments from Pete Fraser, Leonard Heron, Bill Lafferty, and others on appointing delegates to the Justice of the Peace workshop. Discussion then turns to the race relations project and racism, with substantial comments offered by Bill Lafferty and Marty Dunn. Pete Fraser and Len Heron also have a brief exchange about Tribal and Regional Councils. Darlene outlines the schedule for the evening and then the group takes a coffee break.

N-2001-016: CN-302B · Item · April 21, 1991
Part of Metis Nation of the Northwest Territories fonds

This item is the eleventh part in a fourteen-part recording of a Metis Elders Workshop held April 19-21, 1991 in Yellowknife. Participants include: Gilbert and Gemma Bouvier (Fort Providence), Len Heron (Fort Smith), D'Arcy Arden (Yellowknife), Archie Larocque (Fort Smith), Alestine McDonald (Inuvik), Beatrice Daniels (Yellowknife), Emelia Gratrix (Fort Smith), Beatrice Morin (Hay River), Ed Hodgson (Norman Wells), Mary Cook (Fort Good Hope), Mary Firth (Fort McPherson), Leonie Erasmus (Yellowknife), Virginia McMaster (Yellowknife), Catherine Turner (Yellowknife), Bill Lafferty (Fort Simpson), Pete Fraser (Fort Smith), Art Furlong (Aklavik), Billy Cardinal (Tsiigehtchic (Arctic Red River)), Dolphus Lennie (Yellowknife), Martin Dunn (Native Council of Canada, Ottawa), and Gary Bohnet (President of the Metis Association), with Wally Firth (Inuvik) as Facilitator. This recording was made April 21, 1991. The meeting is in English. The original source item is side B of a 90 minute audio cassette. The meeting also includes CN-300A, CN-299A, CN-300B, CN-299B, CN-308A, CN-304A, CN-308B, CN-304B, CN-302A, CN-305A, CN-305B, CN-306A, and CN-301A. The Metis Youth Workshop is occurring concurrently (see CN-307, CN-309, CN-310). The recording continues with Agatha Elliot saying an opening prayer. Wally Firth outlines a few topics to be addressed that day. Then there is a discussion of several incidents regarding the Yellowknife Inn where the group is staying. Comments are made by Len Heron, Bill Lafferty, Beatrice Morin, Emilia Gratrix, and Archie Larocque. The next item of business is elections, but the group also discusses eligibility for membership and the purpose of the Elders council, with comments by Bill Lafferty, Pete Fraser, Len Heron, Gary Bohnet, and Bea Daniels. Chairman Wally Firth then accepts nominations for the five regional positions, including Pete Fraser, Eddy Hudson, Bill Lafferty, Len Heron, Bea Daniels, D'Arcy Arden, Billy Cardinal, Mary Firth, and Joe Mercredi. Gary Bohnet proposes that ballots be drawn up and the election held later. Wally Firth again introduces the topic of race relations before the recording ends abruptly.

Tape #4 Side 6
N-2001-016: CN-304A · Item · April 20, 1991
Part of Metis Nation of the Northwest Territories fonds

This item is the sixth part in a fourteen-part recording of a Metis Elders Workshop held April 19-21, 1991 in Yellowknife. Participants include: Joe Mercredi (Fort Simpson), Gilbert and Gemma Bouvier (Fort Providence), Len Heron (Fort Smith), D'Arcy Arden (Yellowknife), Archie Larocque (Fort Smith), Cindy Firth (Inuvik), Alestine McDonald (Inuvik), Shane Mercredi (Fort Smith), Beatrice Daniels (Yellowknife), Emelia Gratrix (Fort Smith), Beatrice Morin (Hay River), Dacia Gardner (Hay River), Norman Hodgson (Norman Wells), Rhea MacDonald (Norman Wells), Ed Hodgson (Norman Wells), Lisa MacDonald (Norman Wells), Mary Cook (Fort Good Hope), Leanne Goose (Fort Good Hope), Mary Firth (Fort McPherson), Ricky Stewart (Fort McPherson), Leonie Erasmus (Yellowknife), Virginia McMaster (Yellowknife), Catherine Turner (Yellowknife), Bill Lafferty (Fort Simpson), Pete Fraser (Fort Smith), Art Furlong (Aklavik), Fagan Furlong (Aklavik), Louis Cardinal (Tsiigehtchic (Arctic Red River)), Darlene Sibbeston (Fort Simpson), Tina McKay, Billy Cardinal (Tsiigehtchic (Arctic Red River)), Dolphus Lennie (Yellowknife), Martin Dunn (Native Council of Canada, Ottawa), and Gary Bohnet (President of the Metis Association), with Wally Firth (Inuvik) as Facilitator. This recording was made April 20, 1991. The meeting is in English. The original source item is side A of an audio cassette. The meeting also includes CN-300A, CN-299A, CN-300B, CN-299B, CN-308A, CN-308B, CN-304B, CN-302A, CN-305A, CN-302B, CN-305B, CN-306A, and CN-301A. The Metis Youth Workshop is occurring concurrently (see CN-307, CN-309, CN-310), although for the first day and part of the second and third, the two groups met together. The recording continues with Leonie Erasmus providing an overview of the Metis Heritage Association and its activities. Feedback is given by Bill Lafferty and Joe Mercredi and Gary Bohnet responds. Following a short speech by Leanne Goose, the youth decide to break away to their own meeting, chaired by Joe Mercredi. Bill Lafferty makes another statement in response to Leanne’s, about Metis heritage and respect. Pete Fraser also speaks about Metis heritage in the Northwest Territories and part of his own history working in Yellowknife. The recording ends abruptly.

Tape #4 Side 8
N-2001-016: CN-304B · Item · April 20, 1991
Part of Metis Nation of the Northwest Territories fonds

This item is the eighth part in a fourteen-part recording of a Metis Elders Workshop held April 19-21, 1991 in Yellowknife. Participants include: Gilbert and Gemma Bouvier (Fort Providence), Len Heron (Fort Smith), D'Arcy Arden (Yellowknife), Archie Larocque (Fort Smith), Alestine McDonald (Inuvik), Beatrice Daniels (Yellowknife), Emelia Gratrix (Fort Smith), Beatrice Morin (Hay River), Ed Hodgson (Norman Wells), Mary Cook (Fort Good Hope), Mary Firth (Fort McPherson), Leonie Erasmus (Yellowknife), Virginia McMaster (Yellowknife), Catherine Turner (Yellowknife), Bill Lafferty (Fort Simpson), Pete Fraser (Fort Smith), Art Furlong (Aklavik), Billy Cardinal (Tsiigehtchic (Arctic Red River)), Dolphus Lennie (Yellowknife), Martin Dunn (Native Council of Canada, Ottawa), and Gary Bohnet (President of the Metis Association), with Wally Firth (Inuvik) as Facilitator. This recording was made April 20, 1991. The meeting is in English. The original source item is side B of an audio cassette. The meeting also includes CN-300A, CN-299A, CN-300B, CN-299B, CN-308A, CN-304A, CN-308B, CN-302A, CN-305A, CN-302B, CN-305B, CN-306A, and CN-301A. The Metis Youth Workshop is occurring concurrently (see CN-307, CN-309, CN-310). The recording continues with more Elders sharing what they would like to see done in the recording of Metis history. Speakers include Ted Hodgson, an unidentified woman, Alestine McDonald, Emelia Gratrix, Bea Daniels, Archie Larocque, Sonny (D’Arcy) Arden, Leonard Heron, Art Furlong, and Gilbert Bouvier. Some also provide details about their lives and personal histories. Wally Firth then reads a letter about an upcoming Justice of the Peace workshop and the need to select Elder delegates from each of the five regions. There is some discussion, with comments by Bill Lafferty, Pete Fraser, Leonard Heron, and others. The recording concludes with Darlene (staff member) starting to describe the race relations project. The recording ends abruptly.

N-2001-016: CN-305A · Item · April 20, 1991
Part of Metis Nation of the Northwest Territories fonds

This item is the tenth part in a fourteen-part recording of a Metis Elders Workshop held April 19-21, 1991 in Yellowknife. Participants include: Gilbert and Gemma Bouvier (Fort Providence), Len Heron (Fort Smith), D'Arcy Arden (Yellowknife), Archie Larocque (Fort Smith), Alestine McDonald (Inuvik), Beatrice Daniels (Yellowknife), Emelia Gratrix (Fort Smith), Beatrice Morin (Hay River), Ed Hodgson (Norman Wells), Mary Cook (Fort Good Hope), Mary Firth (Fort McPherson), Leonie Erasmus (Yellowknife), Virginia McMaster (Yellowknife), Catherine Turner (Yellowknife), Bill Lafferty (Fort Simpson), Pete Fraser (Fort Smith), Art Furlong (Aklavik), Billy Cardinal (Tsiigehtchic (Arctic Red River)), Dolphus Lennie (Yellowknife), Martin Dunn (Native Council of Canada, Ottawa), and Gary Bohnet (President of the Metis Association), with Wally Firth (Inuvik) as Facilitator. This recording was made April 20, 1991. The meeting is in English. The original source item is side A of a 90 minute audio cassette. The meeting also includes CN-300A, CN-299A, CN-300B, CN-299B, CN-308A, CN-304A, CN-308B, CN-304B, CN-302A, CN-302B, CN-305B, CN-306A, and CN-301A. The Metis Youth Workshop is occurring concurrently (see CN-307, CN-309, CN-310). The recording continues with a discussion of the purpose of the Elders council, related resolutions passed at the Annual General Assembly, the name of the body, funding, and elections. The main speakers are Bohnet, Bill Lafferty, and Pete Fraser, with additional comments from Len Heron and Bea Daniels. The meeting is adjourned until the following afternoon.