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 six separate episodes of the program, each about 28 minutes long. The first episode produced for April 22, 1982 is hosted by Kate Irving and consists of an interview with Stan Mounsey (Chief of Corrections) and Joe Melanson (Acting Superintendent Yellowknife Correctional Institute) about the correctional system, including structure, institutions, statistics, Chief of Corrections role, the Yellowknife Correctional Institute, links between alcoholism and crime, available programs, prison difficulties and issues, other options to incarceration, sentencing, and goals and plans. The second episode produced for April 29, 1982 is hosted by Kate Irving and consists of an interview with Arctic House Director Jim Osborne and resident David Kraft, including people involved, aims, staffing, funding, residents and length of stay, types of referrals, halfway-house program steps, cost, other programs, and how people can get involved. The third episode produced for May 1982 is hosted by Kate Irving and consists of an interview with Bill Fraser and Steve Chaffee from the Seventh Step Society at the Yellowknife Correctional Institute, including information on the program and its aims. The fourth episode produced for May or June 1982 is hosted by Kate Irving and consists of an interview with Mel Benson (ESSO Resources), including the Norman Wells expansion and pipeline project, how he got involved, purpose of his office, staffing, construction phases, training programs, hiring process, definition of a Northerner, accommodations and facilities for workers, and schedule of work. The fifth episode produced for May 6, 1982 is hosted by Kate Irving and consists of an interview with RCMP officers Lorne Scholar and Ray Villebrun about the Special Constables program, including history of the program, differences from regular members, training, recruitment and hiring, Ray's experience, advantages for the RCMP and for the individual, qualifications and qualities, number of Special Constables in the NWT, and how to apply. The sixth episode produced for June 24, 1982 is hosted by Kate Irving and Bren Kolson and consists of a listing of the 38 shows aired since October 1981, followed by an interviews of Bren about Metis Association Communications Department projects and Kate about her role as a researcher. The quality of recording is fair, with poor colour quality.
One BetaCam video containing footage of Yellowknife, including a panoramas of the town, streets scenes and buildings, footage of the Peg Tantalum mine, footage of a plane taking of and landing in Port Radium, an aerial view of Fort Smith and footage of Coppermine. Dr. Paris B. Stockdale, a geologist from the University Of Tennessee, shot the original 16 mm film in July 1946. He was traveling across Canada with stock speculator, Harry Beekner, who owned stock in Canadian gold mines. In addition, there is also footage of the Fort McMurray, Alberta airport, Noranda/Val D'or Mining District in northwestern Quebec, the Noranda District in Ontario and Flin Flon, Manitoba. https://vimeo.com/449430198/1422c38b18
Promotional film describing a typical transportation season, produced for NTCL by Jubenvill & Embra Films Ltd. (Vancouver, Canada) and directed by Ken Jubenvill. 33 minutes
Includes footage of: Great Slave Lake, Mackenzie River, Delta, Beaufort Sea, Northwest Passage; Hay River, Inuvik, Tuktoyaktuk, Coppermine, Gjoa Haven. NTCL tugs: Vic Ingraham, Angus Sherwood, Frank Broderick; Camsell (Ice Breaker), barges, hovercraft, crew, man-made islands, railway and highway transportation. For reference only.
Flight from Tuktoyaktuk to Nalruriaq (Whitefish station).
Flying to Qikiqtaryuuyaq (Nicholson Island) with Edgar Kotokak and Noah Felix to refuel helicopter en route to Kuugaaryuk (North Star Harbour) for interview.
Flying from Kuugyusiaq (Mason River) to Qikiqtaryuuyaq (Nicholson Island).
Flying Tuktoyaktuk peninsula with Emmanuel Felix from Kangiqluk (McKinley Bay) to the artificial island.
Imaryuk (Husky Lakes) at Qikuryuaq, and aerial views from Talitquq to Sauniqtuuq. [Aerial-landing at Qikuryuaq; aerial-over Qikuryuaq; plants and nest at Q, close-up of eggs, zoom out to plants; Noah Felix and Elisa Hart getting clay at Qikuryuaq so that Ralph Kimiksana could make a clay lamp, John Poirier taking photographs; Elisa Hart taking handfuls of clay and putting them in a garbage bag; ice, looking back towards Maniitualuit, more ice and land; plants, FO of plants and FI, CU of plan; aerial - Talitquq, flying up toward Kuutchiaq; aerial - Kuutchiaq, and heading back south towards Sauniqtuu; aerial - Sauniqtuuq spit, Umiuyuq; aerial - shallow water near Sauniqtuuq; aerial of Sauniqtuuq - the whole thin; kayak at Mangilaluk School - dolly shot, over and ov; long view of kayak]
Scenes - Kuugaaryuk (North Star Harbour) flying west coast of Cape Bathurst.
Flying along Tuktoyaktuk peninsula with Emmanuel Felix from Imnaaluk (Toker Point) to Igluuk area (near Tuft Point).
Flying with Emmanuel Felix along Tuktoyaktuk Peninsula from Siglialuk to somewhere near Kangiqluk (McKinley Bay).
Flying along the east coast of Cape Bathurst from Kuugaaryuk (North Star Harbour) to Mason River.
Flight to Imaryuk (Husky Lakes) with Noah Felix. [Taking off in helicopter from Tuktoyaktuk; aerial-flying low over Husky Lakes Trail; aerial-flying to Husky lakes…]
Flying with Emmanuel Felix along the Tuktoyaktuk Peninsula east of Tuktoyaktuk.
Flying along the east coast of Cape Bathurst from Kingirgniqsaaryuk (near Trail Point) to Ingniryuat (Smoking Hills).
[Opening shots are damaged/unclear. Possibly woman performing a craft? Following this, men cut ice blocks, possibly for building an igloo. Remainder of footage features airplanes on skis, including footage of an airplane landing on an ice landing strip. Three small planes sit on the ice in front of an unknown community. One of the planes is canted over: it's missing a ski and looks like it has a damaged wing and damaged propeller.]