Records include photographs documenting the construction of a mooseskin boat, the construction of a spruce bark canoe, and the tanning of a moose hide and a copy of Gloria Fedirchuk's proposal to film aboriginal adaptations and their relationship to the boreal forest environment of the Fisherman Lake Slave, including ethnographic practices, ethnobotanical information on use and taxonomy of flora, ethnozoological information on use of fauna, activities done in various seasons of the year, and the construction and creation of ethnographic items.Fedirchuk, Gloria
This accession consists of a bound scrapbook containing reproductions of materials relating to early British arctic expeditions and explorers, ca. 1850s. The book contains items such as: photographs of paintings of Horatio Austin, Henry Kellet, James Clark, and Lt. Hobson; copies of textual material on medical practices and diet; copies of correspondence from Commander McClintock to James Ross; a copy plan of the "H.M.S. Intrepid"; drawings of sledge flags from Austin and Kellett expeditions; and hand bills for entertainment events aboard ship. [Nicolas Cole McClintock (1916-2001) was the grandson of Admiral Sir Francis Leopold McClintock, K.C.B., D.C.L., L.L.D., F.R.S., V.P.R.G.S.]
This accession consists of an incomplete translation by Susan Haley of Father Emile Petitot's journal. Documented are Petitot's observations around Great Bear Lake and Fort Franklin.
Please note that the text includes discussions of violence, as well as outdated and disrespectful terms to refer to Indigenous peoples. We have reproduced these terms in the digitized document because they are a part of the original historical record. If you have questions or feedback please contact NWT Archives.
The sound recordings consist of seven scripts of Christmas stories from the Northwest Territories and Nunavut researched and written by Erica Tesar (PWNHC) and produced by the Department of Information with technical production by Pat Monahan of the Native Communications Society. Performers included Bob MacQuarrie, Clive Tesar, Barbara Dillon, Val LeBlanc, Candice [Candace] Savage, Cathy MacQuarrie, Pat Monahan, Fred Norwegian, Margaret Mackenzie, Leonie Kannuk, and the Gumboots. The stories include dramatizations of New Year's 1799-1800 at Fort Chipewyan, a 1917 RNWMP patrol on the barrenlands, Christmas 1821 and 1822 on the ships Fury and Hecla, Christmas 1872 on an ice floe during the Polaris expedition, Dene Christmas celebrations, the opening of Kativik Community Hall in Iqaluit in 1974,Inuit Christmas celebrations, and Christmas in Yellowknife 1938.Northwest Territories. Department of Justice and Public Services. Museums and Heritage division
Nine of the audiocassettes contain nine programs from the series entitled "This Land We Share.'" It was a monthly program produced by the department that aimed to educate northerners about the role of the Department of Renewable Resources. One audiocassette is entitled "Knowing Our Resources." It was also produced by the department and contained information on new hunting regulations, legislation, and funding for various projects that affected land use and protection of wildlife. 2 audiocassettes contain the same radio ad entitled "Let's Put Garbage in Its Place." This ad was produced for the Pollution Control Division as part of an anti-litter campaign run by the Department. The recording consisted of several variations of the same radio jingle. The remaining 2 cassettes contain the same program called "Fish and Wildlife Ordinance." The recording contains discussions about responsible game management and the differences between hunting technology in the past and present. The audio reel contains recordings of the proceedings and discussion from the Fur Symposium held in Fort Resolution in 1986.Northwest Territories. Department of Renewable Resources. Conservation Education and Resource Development division
This accession consists of a large extent of unprocessed audio-visual material, depicting primarily Federal health services across the Northwest Territories from the 1960s to the 1980s. These include slide presentations about a 50th anniversary celebration of the St. Theresa’s Hospital in Chesterfield Inlet, a presentation on nursing in the north and a presentation on the services provided by the Department of Health, which is also accompanied by audio presentations in four indigenous languages. As well, there is a large extent of photographs, audio recordings, and video.
The textual records are copies of material that relate to the years that Baker worked in the Yellowknife area as a prospector. It consists of an 82-page transcript of an interview with John Baker that was conducted by Walter Humphries in 1994; copies of Baker's correspondence and work-related papers concerning prospecting activities in the Yellowknife area and the Rich claim (Giant Mine); extracts from newspapers; a report by A.W. Jolliffe on the Yellowknife River area; an article about John Baker form the CIM Reporter; resident hunting and trapping licenses; and a summary report on the Rich Group of Claims. The photographs depict prospecting activities around Yellowknife in the 1930s. There are images of camps, floatplanes, boats, scenery, John Baker and Herb Dixon. The videocassette contains 27 minutes of footage that was taken by John Baker between 1935-1936. There are scenes of traveling, camping and prospecting in the Yellowknife area and mining activities at the Rich claim (Giant Mine).
This accession contains: two photocopies of statements signed by miners that appointed C. J. Baker as "Emergency Recorder" of mining claims, originals dated August 5, 1935 and September 19, 1936; one photocopy of the certificate naming Cyril John Baker as a Commissioner for taking affidavits in and for the Northwest Territories, original dated December 22, 1936; and one copy negative of a photograph taken in 1935 of Baker at the location of the "Giant" group of claims.Baker, Cyril John
The records include sound recordings of interviews with 36 individuals, relating to the history of the Nahanni. The textual material is comprised of the transcripts of the sound recordings. In some cases up to three copies of the transcripts existed: a first draft; an edited draft; and a final transcript, edited for publication. Where extant, only the final transcript has been retained. A few of the interviews have not been transcribed. Many of the transcripts include an introduction prepared by Addison, which provides background information on the person interviewed. In addition, there is information on the Nahanni History project, such as reports and correspondence. The 6 maps are appended to the interview transcripts. A 1977 report on the project describes the methodology, itinerary, and provides a list of people contacted and interviewed.
This accession consists of two photographic prints documenting the unveiling of the monument to Sir John and Sir James Ross. Item :0001 shows (left) Douglas Harper, Director of Parks Canada; (right) Dr. J.E. Rea, Historic Sites and Monuments Board, and item shows the monument covered by Canadian Flag prior to the unveiling.
The textual records consist of transcripts, both handwritten and typewritten, of the narrative that inspired the recordings. The sound recordings consists of three recordings of a narrative told by George Blondin on the subject of wolverine legends. The recordings, produced by Spiritwalker Productions of Yellowknife, were made for the Cogent/Benger Productions Inc. film Wolverine - Devil of the North.Blondin, George
The records consist of the writings of George Blondin, a well-respected Slavey Elder who writes extensively on cultural matters. Much of the material relates to traditional medicine. These notes contributed to the Dene Cultural Institute publication entitled "Medicine Power" by George Blondin.
Records include an evaluation of the NWT Literacy Strategy, a funding agreement for the construction of a francophone school in Hay River, and agreements related to scholarship and bursary programs for post-secondary students.Northwest Territories. Department of Education, Culture and Employment. Strategic and Business Services division
This accession consists of records from the Land Administration Division of the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs, primarily relating to policies and procedures. The records includes presentation slides from the New Deal For NWT Community Governments MACA Lands Conference, a draft 2009-2014 Strategic Plan, a copy of the land administration agreement with DIAND, procedures, process flowcharts, checklists, application and report forms, notices, templates and samples, presentation slides, meeting minutes, discussion papers, duty delegation chart, Land Titles information and samples, and correspondence. The records also include copies of the Commissioner’s Land Act, Area Development Act and Regulations, Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Property Tax Relief Act, General Sanitation Regulations, and Land Pricing Policy.Northwest Territories. Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. Lands Administration division
This accession consists of records from the Yellowknife District of the Department of Renewable Resources relating to the development of legislation, regulations, and policies and procedures. The records include proposed Operations Manual amendments, proposed regulation amendments, requests for comments, legislative proposals, and correspondence.Northwest Territories. Department of Renewable Resources. Yellowknife District
This accession consists of records from the Commissioner's Office during the tenure of Commissioner Stuart Hodgson. The records include alphabetical subject files, records relating to Commissioner's Tours of communities, including tour packages, briefing information, meeting transcripts, notes, and follow-up actions, records from other tours, case studies of communities, correspondence, funding requests, Rules of the Council of the Northwest Territories (adopted March 13, 1967), A Consolidation of The British North America Acts 1867 to 1964, and an Office Consolidation of the Indian Act.
This accession consists of records created by and for the Legislative Assembly's Special Committee on the Northern Economy, including several background studies, a summary of public hearings, and the SCONE Report.