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Robert R. Janes fonds
115 · Fonds · [ca. 1970-1993]

This fonds consists 4.7 m of text, approximately 1972 photographs, 44 maps, 17 architectural drawings, and 6 audio cassettes relating to Robert R. (Bob) Janes' work in the Northwest Territories as an archaeologist, first Director of the Territorial Central Museum (later the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre or PWNHC), and Executive Director of the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories (SINT). The textual records include archaeological field notes and reports, papers and articles written and collected by Janes, reviews, correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, PWNHC building planning and operation files, newsletters, newspaper clippings, EXPO’86 planning files, and PWNHC and SINT publications. The photographs, maps, and architectural plans document archaeological work at Fort Alexander, Willow Lake, and Dealy Island, the construction, opening, and early operations of the PWNHC, the unveiling of the Sir John Ross plaque in Taloyoak (Spence Bay), and the research station at Iglulik (Igloolik). One plan shows preparations for the Northwest Territories pavilion at EXPO’86. The sound recordings include interviews and a recording of a church service for Janes’ ethnoarchaeological project at Willow Lake.

Janes, Robert R.
Robert R. Janes
N-1990-014 · Accession · 1972-1983
Part of Robert R. Janes fonds

Records include photographs of the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (PWNHC) when Robert Janes was Director and annotated maps of archaeological field work done by Janes. The slides document the PWNHC’s building and exhibit construction, staff at work, opening by HRH Prince Charles and Commissioner Stuart Hodgson in 1979, initial operations, original exhibits, visit by Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau in 1980, 1979 and 1980 open houses, 1980 hide-working workshop, artist Germaine Arnaktauyok painting her large scale Sedna painting, and people carrying the mooseskin boat in the Yellowknife Bay dock area. The maps concern the identification of archaeological and historic sites along the Mackenzie River, particularly between Willow Lake and Blackwater River.

N-1990-014: 0149 · Item · 1972
Part of Robert R. Janes fonds

A map of the proposed Mackenzie Highway, going up the Mackenzie Valley from Mile 297 to 550 (approximately Fort Simpson to Old Fort Point). The map was produced by the Department of Public Works Western Region and shows topographical features, the proposed highway, the CNT line, and the pipeline. Annotations have been made on the map to indicate the location of cabins and sites of interest, probably as part of Robert Janes' archaeological work.

N-1990-014: 0150 · Item · 1972
Part of Robert R. Janes fonds

A map of the proposed Mackenzie Highway, going up the Mackenzie Valley at the Willowlake River Crossing. The map was produced by Terra Survey for the Technical Services Branch, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and shows topographical features and the proposed highway. Annotations have been made on the map to indicate the location of Fort Alexander and D.P.W. Camp, probably as part of Robert Janes' archaeological work.

N-1990-014: 0151 · Item · 1972
Part of Robert R. Janes fonds

A map of the proposed Mackenzie Highway, going up the Mackenzie Valley at the Blackwater River Crossing. The map was produced by Terra Survey for the Technical Services Branch, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and shows topographical features and the proposed highway. Annotations have been made on the map to indicate the location of an historic site, D.P.W. Camp, cabins, a platform cache, and a footpath, probably as part of Robert Janes' archaeological work.

N-1990-014: 0152 · Item · 1972
Part of Robert R. Janes fonds

A map of the proposed Mackenzie Highway, going up the Mackenzie Valley from Mile 297 to 550 (approximately Fort Simpson to Old Fort Point). The map was produced by the Department of Public Works Western Region and shows topographical features, the proposed highway, the CNT line, and the pipeline. Annotations have been made on the map to indicate the location of an historic site, boat cache, 1970 camp, and places checked, probably as part of Robert Janes' archaeological work.

Robert R. Janes
N-2002-027 · Accession · [ca. 1970-1993]
Part of Robert R. Janes fonds

The records relate to Robert Janes’ archaeological field work at Fort Alexander, Willow Lake, Dealy Island (Kellett’s Storehouse), Drum Lake, and the Canol Camp, his interest in archaeology and anthropology, his work as the first Director of the Territorial Central Museum (later the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre or PWNHC), and his work as the Executive Director of the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories (SINT). The textual records include archaeological field notes and reports, papers and articles written and collected by Janes, including his thesis, book and article reviews, correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, PWNHC building planning and operation files, newsletters, newspaper clippings, EXPO’86 planning files, and PWNHC and SINT publications. The photographs, maps, and architectural drawings document archaeological excavations at Fort Alexander, Willow Lake, and Dealy Island (Kellett’s Storehouse) and show the building and operations at the PWNHC. One plan also shows preparations for the Northwest Territories pavilion at EXPO’86. The sound recording also relate to the ethnoarchaeological project at Willow Lake, including interviews and a recording of a church service.

Rene Fumoleau
N-2001-010 · Accession · 1977-1985
Part of Rene Fumoleau fonds

The posters relate to Native Rights, land claims, Western Constitutional Forum, Constitutional Conferences, the Papal visit to Fort Simpson, Denendeh Community Development, Dene National Assembly, Dene and Metis Art Exhibition and the Norman Wells Pipeline. The following organizations are also promoted Tungavik Federation of Nunavut and Dene Nation. In addition there are several posters that were produced by the Native Communications Society. One series documents seasonal hunting and trapping activities of aboriginal peoples and the other series promotes the NWT Native Courtworkers Association, NWT Metis Association, Tree of Peace Friendship Centre, NWT Native Women's Association and the Dene Nation. The remaining material consists of a copy of the Dene Declaration, Metis Declaration, a poster showing all Treaty Agreements between aboriginal people and the Government of Canada, Canada's First People's map and a Centennial Map of the Northwest Territories.

The map was produced by the Water Resources Branch, Inland Waters Directorate, Fisheries and Environment Canada in 1978 and shows the locations of hydrometric stations and drainage divisions across all three territories. A possible boundary between the Northwest Territories and Nunavut has been sketched in red ink. Separated from file N-1990-029: 20-15

Giant Yellowknife Mines Ltd.
N-2001-014 · Accession · 1944-1999
Part of Giant Yellowknife Mines Ltd. fonds

The majority of the textual records dates from 1944-1999 and includes monthly operational reports and reports from the President, underground operations, diamond drilling and treatment plant for Giant Yellowknife Gold Mines Ltd. There are also meeting minutes, by-laws and constitution for the Giant Recreation Association and 10 Year Club, as well as menus and dinner invitations from 10 year club celebrations. There are also copies of the Giant Mine newsletter Baker Creek News. The remaining textual records consists of correspondence and monthly operational reports for the Salmita Mine, Taurcanis (Bulldog) Mine and Tundra Gold Mine. The photographs date from the 1950s to 1991 and include aerial views of Giant Mine, headframe buildings, tailings retreatment plant, tailings ponds, employees at work both above and underground, pouring of the 10,000th gold brick and safety awards. In addition, there are photographs of the Akaitcho Mine, Salmita Mine, Tundra Mine and Crestaurum Mine. There are also several black and white prints that were taken by George Hunter in the 1950s documenting activities at Giant Mine. The architectural plans show buildings and mine site layout for Taurcanis Mine. There are also blueprints, site plans and milling flow sheets from Giant Mine.

Norm Simmons fonds
154 · Fonds · 1960 - 1980

This fonds consists of 163 photographs (47 colour and 11 black and white copy negatives and 105 copy colour transparencies), 111 maps and map fragments and 20 cm of textual material. The 58 copy negatives and Simmons's journal document the construction of a mooseskin boat and its use. The boat was constructed between May 22 and 28, 1968, on the Gravel (Keele) River and taken down to Fort Norman (Tulita). People identified in the images include George and Vivian Pelissey, Gabe Etchinelle, Madeline Karcaji, Fred Andrew, and Jonas McCauley. The 105 colour transparencies date from 1967 through 1980 and depicts aboriginal life in the Mackenzie Mountain region including: caribou hunting, work on a moose hide boat, drying meat, fishing, camps, and Simmons's work with Dall's Sheep. The images includes views of the Moose Horn (Mountain) River, Caribou Flats by the Gravel River, Drum (Wrigley) Lake, and Punk Mountain. Included in the images are views of Gabriel Etchinelle, Jonas McCauley, Vivian McCauley, George Pelissey, Perry Linton, Leon Andrew, Jimmy Mendo, Maurice Mento, Cecile Hatchelle, Madeline Karkagie, Stella Mendo, Joe Blondin, David Yallee, Alfred Lennie and Gordon Yakelaya.

Also included in this fonds are a handwritten and typed English translation of the French article "Les Chitra-Gottineke" by Jean Michea, published in the National Museum of Canada Bulletin No. 190, "Contributions to Anthropology, Part II", 1960. Muriel Cooper, wife of Steve Cooper, Park Warden at Nahanni Butte, did the translation. The 111 maps and map fragments feature communities, lakes, rivers, canyons and mountain ranges from Fort Simpson up to the Mackenzie Delta region, and including the Yukon - NWT border. The field notes that accompany the maps include a 32 page typewritten gazetteer, as well as the handwritten notes for the gazetteer. There are also handwritten lists recording information about traditional place names of features in the Mackenzie Mountains. Simmons informants included Gabriel Etchinelle, Madeline Karkagie, George Pellissey, Vivian McCauley,and Maurice and Stella Mendo. The place names were written in a 'folk' phonetic form but a few are written by the elders are in syllabics. Files include research notes, field notes, drafts of papers and correspondence related to his studies of Dall's sheep in the Mackenzie Mountains in the 1970s, and correspondence with anthropologists such as Beryl Gillespie.

Simmons, Norm, 1934-2016
Norm Simmons
N-1998-003 · Accession · 196-? - 1980
Part of Norm Simmons fonds

The textual records consist of field notes recording traditional place names of features in the Mackenzie Mountains. Simmons informants included Gabe Etchinelle, Madeline Karkagie, George Pellissey, Vivian McCauley, Maurice and Stella Mendo. Names were written in a 'folk' phonetic form but a few written by the elders are in syllabics. The 111 maps and map fragments feature communities, lakes, rivers, canyons and mountain ranges from Fort Simpson up to the Mackenzie Delta region and along the Yukon - NWT border.

Wop May
N-2013-025 · Accession · 1929
Part of Wop May fonds

This accession consists of one map / poster depicting the route of the first airmail Edmonton to Aklavik on December 10, 1929 flown by W.R. "Wop" May. The map is framed with associated photographs depicting Wop May, his aircraft, and other key individuals. The document appears to have been published by the Edmonton Journal.

N-2013-025: 0001 · Item · 1929
Part of Wop May fonds

One map / poster depicting the route of the first airmail Edmonton to Aklavik on December 10, 1929 flown by W. R. "Wop" May. The map is framed with associated photographs depicting Wop May, his aircraft, and other key individuals. The document appears to have been published by the Edmonton Journal.

206 · Fonds · 1953, 1962-1963

This fonds consists of 10 cm of textual records and 17 maps, which illustrate the electoral boundaries within the Northwest Territories between 1962 and 1963. The records relate to 18 June 1962 election for the Electoral District of the Mackenzie River and 8 April 1963 election for the Electoral District of the Northwest Territories. The textual records consist of working documents and copies of official documents that L.F.G. "Bob" Borden had to compile for the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer after the elections were held. The records document the difficulties encountered in organizing these elections and in attempting to distribute electoral boxes to all potential polling stations within the Northwest Territories. The records have been divided into two series; the first series is of textual materials and the second is cartographic.

Canada. Office of the Chief Electoral Officer
N-1993-014 · Accession · 1953, 1962-1963
Part of Canada. Office of the Chief Electoral Officer fonds

The records relate to 18 June 1962 election for the Electoral District of the Mackenzie River and 8 April 1963 election for the Electoral District of the Northwest Territories. The maps illustrate the electoral boundaries within the Northwest Territories between 1962 and 1963. The textual records consist of working documents and copies of official documents that L.F.G. "Bob" Borden had to compile for the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer after the elections were held. The records document the difficulties encountered in organizing these elections and in attempting to distribute electoral boxes to all potential polling stations within the Northwest Territories. The records have been divided into two series; the first series is of textual materials and the second is cartographic.

June Helm
N-2002-014 · Accession · 196-?-1999
Part of June Helm fonds

The textual records date primarily from 1967-1990 and relates to June Helm's work regarding the Indian Brotherhood, Caveat '73 and the Berger Commission or Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry, with some annotations dating from 1999. The records related to the Indian Brotherhood consists of material from the land use mapping project including documentation of trails, routes and animal resources. This project was undertaken by June Helm for the Indian Brotherhood. The Caveat '73 material consists of documents related to the Caveat filed by the Northwest Territories Chiefs on March 24, 1973. In addition, there are copies of June Helm's testimony at the Caveat hearings. The Berger Commission (Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry) material consists of newspaper clippings, press releases and transcripts of the hearings. The blueprints, maps and charts date from the 1960s. The two blueprints consist of versions, some with annotations, of a Synoptic Chart of Contact Events. These diagrams illustrate first contact between Aboriginal peoples and the Europeans, development of missions, highways, railways, significant government buildings and the impact of disease within the Northwest Territories, as well as other locations. The four annotated maps show the Camsell River, Marian River, Hardisty Lake and the Yellowknife and Rae area. The remaining item is a hand-drawn chart.

June Helm
N-2002-021 · Accession · [1880]-1971
Part of June Helm fonds

The material dates between 1880-1971. This material includes copies of Department of Indian Affairs Annual Reports from 1880-1968; copies of treaty reports and general information about Treaty 8 and Treaty 11, copies of Royal Canadian Mounted Police patrol reports from the Mackenzie and Athabasca Districts (1919-1921); copies of relief policies; Band Rolls from the Yellowknife Agency (1959-1961), and Mackenzie District (1971), and a household survey conducted at Lac La Martre in 1959. In addition, there is a copy of an article written by Bishop Breynat called the "Blackest Blot" which appeared in the Toronto Star in the 1930s, several articles related to the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches in the Northwest Territories, and miscellaneous articles related to game laws and restrictions, land reserves and disease. The maps indicate the location of missions in the Mackenzie/Athabasca regions circa 1800s.