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John Bayly fonds

  • 10
  • Fonds
  • 1989-1990

This fonds contains records gathered by John U. Bayly in his role as Inquiry Counsel for the Bourassa Inquiry. The Inquiry was conducted by Madam Justice Carole Conrad of Alberta and held in Yellowknife. The proceedings began on March 26, 1990 and ended with Madam Conrad's findings issued on September 28, 1990. The records consist of copies of preliminary proceedings, transcripts of the hearings, exhibits including one videocassette and one audio cassette of the press conference and public meeting held by GNWT Justice Minister Michael Ballantyne on Dec. 21, 1989. In addition, there are files containing submissions, letters of complaint, authorities, the inquiry findings and press clippings.

Bayly, John

John Bayly

The records were gathered by John Bayly in his role as Inquiry Counsel for the Bourassa Inquiry. The Inquiry was conducted by Madam Justice Carole Conrad of Alberta and held in Yellowknife. The proceedings began on March 26, 1990 and ended with Madam Conrad's findings that were issued on September 28, 1990. The records consist of copies of the following: preliminary proceedings, transcripts of the hearings, exhibits including video and one audio cassette of the press conference and public meeting held by the Government of the Northwest Territories, Justice Minister Michael Ballantyne on Dec. 21, 1989, submissions, letters of complaint, authorities, the inquiry findings and press clippings.

Bourassa Inquiry Exhibits

Bourassa Inquiry Exhibits. - 1989-1990. - 14 cm. (10 folders 3-7 to 4-4), 1 videocassette, 1 audio cassette. The exhibits also include a videocassette [item # :0001], an audiocassette recording [item # :0002] and transcripts of a Dec. 21, 1989 press conference and following public meeting held by Justice Minister Michael Ballantyne.

Sylvester Drabitt fonds

  • 118
  • Fonds
  • 1962-1967

This fonds consists of 391 colour slides taken by Dr. Sylvester Drabitt, 150 colour negatives that were copied from slides loaned to the NWT Archives by the donor, one videocassette and one audio cassette. Dr. Drabbit was a physician who traveled on medical trips in the eastern arctic. The images include views of people, scenery, flora, fauna, people living on the land, snow houses, medical staff and facilities, transportation methods such as dog teams and aircraft, living conditions, and images from a medical patrol on the ship, C.D. Howe. The videotape also contains scenes from the C.D. Howe and the audio cassette is entitled "Victory at Sea-Last Patrol of the C.D. Howe.

Drabbitt, Sylvester

Sylvester Drabitt

The images document the central arctic. The videocassette was filmed in 1964 and contains images of the eastern arctic and the C.D. Howe medical patrol. The audio cassette is entitled "Victory at Sea - Last Patrol of the C.D. Howe."

Rene Fumoleau

The film is entitled "Dene Nation." The sound recordings document dance and music from "Our Land, Our Life" comprised of recordings from Fort Good Hope of drum music, Dene songs and Hareskin language; as well as audio from slide shows and films, including "My Country My People," "I Was Born Here" and "Dene Nation." The sound recordings from Fort Good Hope, likely recorded in 1957, feature members of the Pierrot, Kakfwi, Remi, Edgi, Masuzumi, Lafferty, Cotchilly, Taureau, Emmanuel, and Kelly families.

Rene Fumoleau

The films are entitled "Dene Nation" and "I Was Born Here." "Dene Nation" was directed in 1979 by Rene Fumoleau, and "I Was Born Here" was produced in 1976 by Rene Fumoleau.

Rene Fumoleau

The three film reels are of "I Was Born Here;" "I Was Born Here French version" (also known as 'Mon pays est ma vie'), and "Dene Nation" (First Answer Print). The BetaCam videocassette and DVCam videocassette are copies of "Mon pays est ma vie." René Fumoleau produced the 1976 film, I Was Born Here (Mon pays est ma vie, 1977) and directed Dene Nation in 1979. "Dene Nation" was produced by the Dene Nation.

Kraus family fonds

  • 120
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1934]-1987

This fonds consists of 583 photographs, most of which depict images of the Kraus' daily activities and the visits of local residents and many travelers to their home, and a 16mm colour film. The pictures are from the Nahanni area and include views of the Kraus' residences at Kraus Hot Springs (now in Nahanni National Park) and Little Doctor Lake. There are also photographs of Darrell Pfeiffer sculpting busts of Gus and Mary Kraus.

The 16mm film, which is the original master and the Betacam copy, the archival master, depict pesonalities from the Nahanni Butte/Fort Simpson area in the early 1960s, including Gus and Mary Kraus, their son Mickey Kraus, Dick Turner, Father Posset and Albert Faille.

Kraus (family)

Kraus family

The silent film is entitled "Nahanni Butte" and is 22 minutes in length, and is believed to have been taken by Gus Kraus. The film depicts pesonalities from the Nahanni Butte/Fort Simpson area in the early 1960s, including Gus and Mary Kraus, their son Mickey Kraus, Dick Turner, Father Posset and Albert Faille.

Nahanni Butte

[Betacam copy (archival master) of the original 16mm colour film entitled "Nahanni Butte". The silent video is 22 minutes in length, and is believed to have been taken by Gus Kraus. The video depicts pesonalities from the Nahanni Butte/Fort Simpson area in the early 1960s, including Gus and Mary Kraus, their son Mickey Kraus, Dick Turner, Father Posset and Albert Faille. Also depicted are recreational activities such as relay races, three-legged races, snowshoeing, tug-of-war contests, and dogsledding. There is footage of men paddling a canoe upstream (the Liard River?), the breakup of the (Liard?) River, a float-equipped helicopter both on the ground and in flight, and airplanes with floats and with skis. Footage of wildlife includes birds, black bears, grizzly bears, wolves, and moose.]
[Caption information below supplied by Dr. Norman Kagan.
time - season - details
m/s
0/00 - W - Ice flowing on River - NB
0/40 - W - RCMP Const., Micky, ? , Gus Kraus w suspenders
0/45 - - Mary Kraus
0/50 - W - Micky Kraus w pups & sled at NB
2/00 - S - Children running relays at NB - first girls, then boys, then men
2/40 - S - 3 legged races at NB - first men, then boys
3/20 - S - Tug of War at NB - first men, then women
4/00 - W - dog pull, Micky on Skis at NB
4/25 - W - Mary and girls
4/40 - W - River flowing ice ( HS ?)
5/25 - Men in Voyageur canoe ferrying across the river
5/30 - W - boy in hotsprings pool - HS
6/00 - - []Fr Marie ?, ?, John Brucker w gas tank - all in boat
6/20 - - []S pool
6/50 - W - Micky
7/00 - - []women
7/10 - - two men with fish
7/55 - S - white haired man is George Bayer, playing w Micky at NB
8/25 - W - Mary w Micky , sled and dog at cache
9/00 - - Gus w Micky at NB
9/30 - - Micky and ax, then snowshoes at NB
10/20 - S - Birds
10/53 - S - Helicopter at Turner's place at NB
11/12 - S - (Marcelais or Tetso ?) & boys
11/50 - - missionary ( Mrs. Jack Norcross ?), Vera Turner and daughter Nancy
12/07 - - meat drying, Mary Kraus
12/27 - - []wo helicopters at Turner's compound NB
12/45 - S - Joseph and Amy Kraus, Gus' older brother & sister-in-law [Joe grew vegetables at Paradise Gardens south of Hay River]
13/25 - S - red plane w Joe and Amy at Ft. Providence [Joe: 5/26/96 - 10/23/86 buried at Hay R., Amy was in Ft Smith seniors home in 1995]
13/25 - W - Pacific Western plane and frozen wolf
13/50 - - birds in tree
14/07 - - man scraping hide, NB
14/18 - S - Mary, Micky, and John Brucker (cigarette in hand) at NB
14/50 - W - Mary Kraus with laughing Vera Turner & daughter Nancy talking with visiting R. M. Patterson at NB (March,1960?)
15/15 - W - tractor scenes
16/25 - S - John Brucker pouring gasoline
16/50 - S - cinematographer Don Wilder at NB - July 4, 1961 with George Bayer, John Brucker, young man w fists up (Don Turner?) and Albert Faille [Wilder hired Geo & John to crew 2nd scow]
17/40 - - kids
17/48 - W - Mary w girl and two similar women ?
18/32 - W - new cabins at NB
19/00 - - dog on chain
19/10 - W - red plane and Mary with others
19/25 - W - wind blowing at NB
19/45 - W - Mary with young girls at NB
19/59 - S - black bear at HS
20/30 - S - moose along river at HS
20/38 - - birds and dogs
20/58 - W - Norseman [actually Otter] plane - Edwin Lindberg folding tarp
21/20 - - Mary cutting young man's hair, looking for lice
21/35 - THE END]

Constitutional Alliance of the Northwest Territories. Western Constitutional Forum

Records are primarily the records of the Western Constitutional Forum and the Constitutional Alliance. These records include incorporation records, terms of reference, bylaws, action plans and activity reports, correspondence, audio recordings and minutes of meetings, workshops and conferences, budgets and financial statements, funding agreements, job descriptions, press releases, newspaper articles, newsletters, research papers and reference materials, publications, including audio versions of the pamphlet series in English, North Slavey, South Slavey, Chipewyan, Tłı̨chǫ (Dogrib), Gwich’in (Loucheux), Inuvialuktun, and Inuinnaqtun, speaking notes, presentation slides (textual and photographic), photographs of the signing of the Iqaluit Agreement, and maps showing tentative boundaries, and information relevant to division.
The accession also includes related records from the NCF and member groups of the Forums and Constitutional Alliance (Dene Nation, Metis Association, Legislative Assembly, Tungavik Federation of Nunavut, Inuit Tapirisat of Canada, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, COPE, and Dene/Métis Claims Secretariat) such as bylaws, meeting minutes, action plans and activity reports, annual reports, resolutions, financial statements, newsletters, discussion papers, correspondence, and press releases.
The majority of the records were originally classified in an internal filing system with series for: Administration, Finance, WCF Member Organizations, Community Liaison and Public Relations, Research, WCF Agreements, Publications, Constitutional Alliance of the NWT, Nunavut Constitutional Forum, Legislative Assembly, Federal Government, Other Native Organizations, First Minister’s Conferences, and External. This arrangement has been maintained and mirrored in the miscellaneous unclassified records. Media materials such as slides, photographs, audio tapes, and oversized maps have been separated and described individually.

Union of Northern Workers

The records have been arranged into four series: textual records, photographs, sound recordings and moving images. The textual records were then organized into six sub-series: Minutes of Full Executive Meetings, Minutes of the Triennial Conventions, Minutes of Meetings of NWTPSA and UNW Locals, "Sulijuq" newsletters, Collective Agreeements and UNW Filing System. The textual records document the development of the union movement in the Northwest Territories and the increasing politicization of the union's membership. They also document the internal administration and operations of the NWTPSA and the UNW, and their relationship to the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC). The records also depict the relationship between the NWTPSA, UNW and the Northwest Territories Federation of Labour (NWTFLA). The textual records contain information on convention procedures, elections, the collection of union dues, revisions to By-Laws and Policies, and the transfer of federal employees to the territorial government. The sound and video recordings were made at the Triennial Conventions and the Full Executive Meetings. The photographs were taken at the Triennial Conventions, Full Executive Meetings, and at individual members' work-sites. There are also images of such political action campaigns as the annual Day of Mourning ceremonies, marches in support of striking workers at the Inuvik Housing Authority, Royal Oak Mines Limited, the federal government and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.

George Rysgaard

The textual records consist of correspondence from Father Brown (Bern Will Brown) to George Rysgaard as well as correspondence with Dr. Breckenridge, concerning the 1970 trip to the Thelon River area. The correspondence includes lists of mammals and birds observed, and plant specimens collected. The photographs depict several locations including Great Bear Lake, Colville Lake, Victoria Island and the Thelon Refuge. There are also images of Duncan Pryde, Father Bern Will Brown, and George Rysgaard. The films are about the following subjects: the topography, flora and fauna of the Thelon River area, Colville Lake and Victoria Island. The sound recordings consist of narration for the Colville Lake and Victoria Island films.

Thelon River, 1970

Thelon River, 1970. [Film records the flora and fauna, especially birds, of the Thelon River area, east of the Hanbury River junction.]

N.W.T. Council for Disabled Persons

The material is dated from 1977-1995 and relates to the administration and functions of the Northwest Territories Council for Disabled Persons. The textual records, dating from 1977-1991, include monthly reports of the Executive Director, President, and various committees within the Council; minutes; records of clients throughout the Northwest Territories; the Ability column; and files from special projects and functions such as the Celebrity Auction, Bike-A-Thon, Handi-van, workshops and conferences. Some files relate to the Inuvik Council for the Disabled, and the communities of Pine Point and Hay River. The photographs date between 1986-1995 and contain images of: Kids on the Block (KOB) puppet performance tours by Barb Barnet and Barb Bond to Gjoa Haven, Cambridge Bay, and Coppermine; Celebrity Auction; National Access Awareness Week (NAAW) events; Bike-a-thons; posters; the Council's museum display for the International Year of Disabled Persons (IYDP); Run For Light (1986); conferences; and Rick Hansen's visit to Yellowknife. The sound cassettes, 1986-1991, feature recordings from conferences, an aldermanic candidates forum, and speakers on topics such as respite care, services in the north, advocacy and independent living centres, and accessibility. A few of the recordings are in Inuktitut. The accession also contains one 8 mm video tape of approximately 11 minutes of Kids on the Block puppet performances, and one poster published by the Northwest Territories Council for the Disabled for the International Year of Disabled Persons (1981).

Snare Lake Band Council fonds

  • 15
  • Fonds
  • 1989, 1992

This fonds consists of 14 audio cassettes and 2 VHS videocassettes containing interviews with elders that resulted from the Snare Lake Education Committee's efforts to gather information for a handbook on cultural programming for use in the school. The elders interviewed during February 1992 were: Harry Kodzin, Margaret Lafferty, Marie Simpson, Jimmy Kodzin, Rosa Fish, Celine Wanazah, Rosa Pea'a, Alexis Arrowmaker, Madeline Judas, Louis Whane, Joe Pea'a, Roger Arrowmaker, Leonard Fish, Charlie Eyakfwo and Joe Dryneck. Activities and topics discussed include: Easter in the past, survival in the bush, making camp, Dogrib food preparation, Dogrib social life and customs, hunting and butchering caribou, traditional tools and constructing a drum. Some interviews with John Pea'a on cultural inclusion and religous instruction were conducted in 1989 and collected for this project.

Snare Lake Band Council

Snare Lake Band Council

Records include oral history interviews that resulted from the Snare Lake Education Committee's efforts to gather information from local elders for a handbook on cultural programming for use in the school. Interviews are in Dogrib (Tlicho).

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