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Fort Resolution Community Education Council

The accession has been arranged into four series: 1) sound recordings; 2) administration files; 3) transcripts; 4) black and white negatives. The textual records consist of English transcripts of the interviews (box/file 1-8 to 1-18 and 2-1 to 2-6); and other textual materials related to the planning, funding, and administration of the project (box/file 1-1 to 1-7). Records also consist of a copy of the questionnaire used as a basis for each interview, as well as a copy of the publication "That's the Way We Lived." The photographs depict the staff and pupils of the Roman Catholic Mission School in Fort Resolution and elders in the community, some of whom were interviewed during the project. The sound recordings were generated during interviews with 17 elders. 181 audiocassettes are in Chipewyan and the remaining 172 are verbatim English translations of the original Chipewyan. Subjects covered in the interviews include Chipewyan stories and legends, spiritual beliefs, traditional medicines, child-rearing, childbirth, attitudes about alcohol, family histories, hunting and fishing techniques, traditional forms of self-government, attitudes toward southern forms of government, the Roman Catholic Church and the Residential School in Fort Resolution.