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CN 1088 04-14
N-2001-016: CN-1088 · Item · 1981
Part of Metis Nation of the Northwest Territories fonds

This item is unedited footage of the "Our Metis Heritage" program, which was a project of the Metis Association communication department October 1981 to June 1982. The program was produced ahead of time and broadcast on Thursday evenings at 9pm by Cable Channel 6. This video includes seven separate episodes of the program, each about 28 minutes long. The first episode produced for October 8, 1981 is hosted by Marlene Waugh and provides an introduction to the Metis Association and what it does. Kate Irving provides introductory information then guests Bob Stevenson (Vice-president) and Bren Kolson (Communications Officer) discuss the history of the organization, current issues, and communications projects. The second episode produced for October 15, 1981 is hosted by Marlene Waugh and Charles Overvold and consists of interviews with Don Irwin (President) and Kathy Overvold (Vice-president) about Yellowknife Metis Local 55, including how it is structured, recent election, activities and projects, future plans, the Norman Wells pipeline, Metis Development Corporation, and an upcoming meeting and issues. The third episode produced for October 22, 1981 is hosted by Marlene Waugh and Marie Thompson and consists of an interview with Don Cardinal about becoming an artist, his personal history, making a living, his process, subjects of his art, supporting northern art, future plans, style changes, getting recognition, paintings sold overseas, and the inspiration of life on the land. Don's daughter Colinda Cardinal is also briefly interviewed about her artwork and how she started. The fourth episode produced for October 29, 1981 is hosted by Bren Kolson and includes a screening of a short film "Muskrats and Moccasins, Pipelines and People" which was produced the previous year in Kingston by a southern support group about the Norman Wells pipeline and Aboriginal rights. The film is narrated by Kate Irving and includes interviews with Herb Norwegian (Dene Nation Vice-President), Jim Bourque (Metis Association President), and George Braden (Government of the Northwest Territories). The fifth episode produced for November 12, 1981 is hosted by Kate Irving and is a follow-up to "Muskrats and Moccasins, Pipelines and People" with an update from Metis Association Executive Director Mike Paulette and discussion on the federal decision to go ahead with the Norman Wells pipeline after a two year moratorium, the Association's position and role, preparations required, joint venture possibility, land claims negotiations, and political development in the north. The sixth episode produced for November 19, 1981 is hosted by Bren Kolson and consists of an interview with Chief Jim Antoine about the removal of the Aboriginal rights clause (section 34) from the Constitution, including what section 34 was, what its removal meant, how and why it happened, the response by Indigenous people, what it means for Northerners, and next steps. The seventh episode produced for November 26, 1981 is hosted by Bren Kolson and consists of an interview with Roy Fabien (Hay River), Jim Antoine (Mackenzie-Liard), and Ray Griffith (Snowdrift (Lutselk'e)) about housing issues in their regions, what they would like to see from the Housing Assembly happening in Yellowknife, programs available, and their preferred solutions. The quality of recording is fair, with poor colour quality and occasionally audio anomalies. Part 1: https://vimeo.com/pwnhc/nwta-n-2001-016-cn-1088A and Part 2: https://vimeo.com/pwnhc/nwta-n-2001-016-cn-1088B

N-2001-016: CN-1101 · Item · 1990
Part of Metis Nation of the Northwest Territories fonds

This item is an edited version of the 18th Annual Talent Show held at the Metis Association Annual General Assembly on July 13, 1990. Contestants are shown competing in the categories of amateur singer (Kathy Overvold, Turpin Cockney, Amie Tatson, Eugene Mercredi, Bernadette Norwegian, George Grandjambe, Murry Dyck), professional singer (Faegen Furlong, Joe Mercredi, Pat Burke, Charlie Furlong, George Tuccaro), fiddler (Harry Lawrence, Lee Mandeville), children (Kiera Kolson, Charmaine Burke, Charlotte Overvold), and jiggers (Edward McKay and Lena Harrington, George Mandeville and Laura Boucher, Harry Lawrence and Melody Macleod, Lee Mandeville and Tina McKay, Victor Marie and Cece McCauley, Brian Crane and Mary-Lee Crozier, Wally McPherson and Kathy Overvold, Greg Nyuli and Hilda Camirand, Faye Williams and Harry Daniels, Maurice Lockhart and Joyce Pittman). The recording also includes the awarding of prizes and a performance by the Yukon Jack Band. https://vimeo.com/pwnhc/nwta-n-2001-016-cn-1101

N-2001-016: CN-1086 · Item · 1981-1982
Part of Metis Nation of the Northwest Territories fonds

This item is unedited footage of the "Our Metis Heritage" program, which was a project of the Metis Association communication department October 1981 to June 1982. The program was produced ahead of time and broadcast on Thursday evenings at 9pm by Cable Channel 6. This video includes eight separate episodes of the program, each about 28 minutes long. The first episode produced for November 1981 is hosted by Bren Kolson and consists of an interview with Dave Sutherland and Ernie Lennie on the TEST (Territorial Experimental Ski Training) Program, including the history of the program, people involved, Ernie's involvement and memories, competitions, and success of the program. The second episode produced for December 1981 is hosted by Bren Kolson and consists of President Jim Bourque and Vice-president Bob Stevenson reporting on the Metis Association's activities of the past year, including dealing with a deficit, Norman Wells jobs and training, community involvement and Locals, the Metis Development Corporation, travelling to and co-hosting meetings, the Denendeh paper, and working with Pine Point Mine, Dene Nation, and the Government of the Northwest Territories. The second part of the program featured scenes from the Yellowknife Local 55's Christmas party. The third episode produced for January 14, 1982 is hosted by Bren Kolson and consists of an interview with Elder Beatrice Daniels. She gives a brief biography of her life including her birth in Fort Resolution, her father's employment with the Hudson's Bay Company in Fort Resolution and Rocher River, move to Yellowknife in 1941, work at the Rex Cafe, marriage, her husband's employment at Con Mine, and raising her family in Yellowknife. Mrs. Daniels also discusses Treaty time at Fort Resolution, dances, her mother's education, sewing, speaking three languages, loss of culture and language among young people, taxis In Yellowknife, her parents taking scrip rather than Treaty, and being Metis. The fourth episode produced for January 21, 1982 is hosted by Kate Irving and focuses on land use and land use permits. Kate describes how the system works, the kinds of land use that are regulated, what an application includes, opportunities to raise concerns, conditions and restrictions, penalties for non-compliance, and problems with the system. The second part of the episode is an interview with Floyd Adlem, acting head of the Land Use section of the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development in Yellowknife, elaborating on some of the problems, what people should do if they have concerns, how it fits with other processes to use the land, the effect of land claims, and the role of Indigenous organizations. The fifth episode produced for February 11, 1982 is hosted by Bren Kolson and consists of an interview with Linda Grey and Thelma Tees from Northern Addictions Services on history of the organization, programs and services offered, process for assisting people, types of clients, referrals to other services, providing training and presentations, and confidentiality. The sixth episode is hosted by Bren Kolson and consists of an interview with Tom Eagle, Executive Director of the Tree of Peace in Yellowknife, including what his role is, history of the organization, people involved, programs over time, funding, the friendship centre, staffing, and future plans. The seventh episode produced for January 28, 1982 is hosted by Kate Irving and consists of a report on the Constitutional Conference, outlining the business and speakers and briefs featured on each of the three days. The episode also includes short interviews with Lynda Sorenson, James Wah-Shee, and Jim Bourque following the conference. The eighth episode produced for April 15, 1982 is hosted by Kate Irving and consists of an interview with Morris Enns and Sally Look from the Native Courtworkers Association, including history of the organization, process, clients, purpose, funding sources, location and number of positions, training, personal involvement, role of courtworkers, and changes they would like to see in the justice system. The quality of recording is fair, with poor colour quality and occasionally audio anomalies. https://vimeo.com/pwnhc/nwta-n-2001-016-cn-1086

N-2001-016: CN-1084 · Item · 1994
Part of Metis Nation of the Northwest Territories fonds

This item is raw footage for the video entitled "Traplines Trial and Tradition" which was produced for the Metis National Council in 1994 to address the European Union restrictions on Canadian wild fur. The video includes interviews with Metis Nation President Gary Bohnet, former Minister of Renewable Resources Stephen Kakfwi, and current Minister of Renewable Resources Silas Arngna'naaq. The interviews discuss trapper training, trap replacement, standards, the role of trappers in communities, public education, timelines for compliance, impact of restrictions on trappers, need for definition of humane standards, importance of trapping to Indigenous communities and economies, animal rights activists, government assistance, trap improvements, and the sealskin ban. https://vimeo.com/pwnhc/nwta-n-2001-016-cn-1084

N-2001-016: CN-1049 · Item · 1997
Part of Metis Nation of the Northwest Territories fonds

This item is a video recording entitled "Travelling Up the River of Time" and is a professionally produced video of Metis Elders on a trip up the Mackenzie River on the Norweta in 1996. The video includes a series of photographs and video of Elders, communities, and river scenes and is narrated by Wally Firth. The film was produced by Sandra Dolan, edited by Robert Landy, with camera work by Merle Robillard, Jean-Francois Pitre, and CTV's Travel Travel. The video also includes excerpts from interviews conducted by Andrea Zubko with Elders, including Greta Baetz, Art Furlong, Dolly McLeod, Alex Lafferty, Albertine Rodh, Frank Laviolette, Pat Tourangeau, Bill Laferte, Margaret Whitlock, and Ernie Camsell, specifically about the Mackenzie River and their experiences on and near it. The video was produced by Pido Productions for the Metis Heritage Association. https://vimeo.com/pwnhc/nwta-n-2001-016-cn-1049

Metis Memories
N-2001-016: CN-1051 · Item · 1992
Part of Metis Nation of the Northwest Territories fonds

This item is a video recording entitled "Metis Memories", produced by Pido Productions for the Metis Nation and Metis Heritage Association. The video includes a series of photographs with narration and music and concludes with the song "Proud to Be Metis". The video tells the story of Metis in Canada and the Northwest Territories. https://vimeo.com/pwnhc/nwta-n-2001-016-cn-1051

[Yellowknife]
N-1979-052: 5380 · Item · [1959-1962]
Part of Henry Busse fonds

Beatrice and Marlene Bloomstrand, Owl, Ptarmigan [Two owls perch on the heads of two girls, Pete Bloomstrand's daughters at old Ptarmigan Mine. Yellowknife][Later Bea Hardy and Marlene Waugh]

N-2001-016: CN-1031 · Item · [ca. 1990]
Part of Metis Nation of the Northwest Territories fonds

This item is a video recording entitled "Land Use Planning in Denendeh" produced by the Regional Land Use Planning Division, Department of Renewable Resources, Government of the Northwest Territories. The video recording is in colour and consists of a series of photographs with narration and music. This version is in the English language. The video describes various land uses, including traditional uses, development, farming, forestry, tourism, conservation, and historic sites, and provides an explanation of the word planning in general. Land Use Planning and why it is done is then explored in greater detail. https://vimeo.com/pwnhc/nwta-n-2001-016-cn-1031

[Fort Simpson]
N-2017-012: 0370 · Item · 1984
Part of Felix Labat fonds

The ladies who worked on the chasuble to be Given to the Pope. [The Délı̨nę ladies and the chasuble they made to be given to the Pope during his visit to Fort Simpson.]

[Pope's Visit]
N-2017-012: 0371 · Item · 1984
Part of Felix Labat fonds

Fort Simpson - 84. [People gathered for the Pope's visit to Fort Simpson.]

[Norman Wells]
N-2017-012: 0357 · Item · 1976
Part of Felix Labat fonds

Sneider Family N. [Norman] Wells. [Family of a boy who received First Communion at Norman Wells.]

[Norman Wells]
N-2017-012: 0360 · Item · 1976
Part of Felix Labat fonds

Irst [First] Communion N. [Norman] Wells. [Group photograph of seven candiadates for First Communion on the steps of the church at Norman Wells.]

[Norman Wells]
N-2017-012: 0362 · Item · 1976
Part of Felix Labat fonds

Irst [First] Communion N. [Norman] Wells. [People gathered outside the church at Norman Wells on the First Communion day.]

[Fort Simpson]
N-2017-012: 0365 · Item · 1984
Part of Felix Labat fonds

Chasuble made by Ft. Franklin [Délı̨nę] Ladies. [A view of the chasuble made by Délı̨nę ladies which was to be given to the Pope during his visit to Fort Simpson.]

[Fort Simpson]
N-2017-012: 0367 · Item · 1984
Part of Felix Labat fonds

Ft. Simpson 1984 Chasuble made by Ft. Franklin [Délı̨nę] ladies. [A view of the chasuble made by Délı̨nę ladies which was to be given to the Pope during his visit to Fort Simpson.]

[Fort Simpson]
N-2017-012: 0368 · Item · 1984
Part of Felix Labat fonds

Ft. Simpson - monument commemorating the ill Fated Pope's visit. [A stone monument at Fort Simpson commemorating the Pope's planned, but cancelled 1984 visit.]

[Norman Wells]
N-2017-012: 0358 · Item · 1976
Part of Felix Labat fonds

Mrs Pelletier N. [Norman] Wells. [Mrs. Pelletier and a boy who received First Communion at Norman Wells.]

[Norman Wells]
N-2017-012: 0359 · Item · 1976
Part of Felix Labat fonds

Irst [First] Communion N. [Norman] Wells. [Group photograph of three female candidates for First Communion at Norman Wells.]

[Fort Simpson]
N-2017-012: 0366 · Item · 1984
Part of Felix Labat fonds

Ft. Simpson - 1984. [Bishop O'Connor administers communion at Fort Simpson, wearing the chasuble made by Délı̨nę ladies.]