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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.

Elizabeth Cass fonds

  • 102
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1960, [1980?]

This fonds consists of one DAT audio cassette and 5 cm of textual material. The DAT audio cassette contains a recording of Dr. Cass in early 1980, dictating letters for her secretary. She discusses her health and her recent trip to Brazil with the International Society of Geographic Opthalmology. The textual material consists of transcripts that contain Dr. Cass' personal observations on the Gwich'in. These observations were made in 1959. Her recollections cover such topics as puberty, religious beliefs, burial customs, personal hygiene, marriage, music and dancing. She has also recorded many of the Gwich'in stories and legends that were related to her by such individuals as Paul Bonnetplume (Aklavik), Annie McPherson (Fort McPherson), Peter Lord (Old Crow, Yukon), Lazarus Sittichinli, Peter Moses and Edward Snowshoe. Although many of the legends relate to medicine men, Dr. Cass also recounts stories about the Willow Man, the Ungrateful Indian, Sakeethuck the "Trickster," the Crow Who Lost His Beak, the Lazy Boy, three stories about Bushmen [Hare and Slavey Indians] and a two hour saga about two brothers as told to her by Edward Snowshoe. The remaining textual material consists of reports written by Dr. Elizabeth Cass. The reports examine blindness and eye problems amongst children and adults in the Northwest Territories. There are charts and graphs included in the reports.

Cass, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Cass

The textual records consist of transcripts that contain Dr. Cass' personal observations on the Gwich'in. These observations were made in 1959. Her recollections cover such topics as puberty, religious beliefs, burial customs, personal hygiene, marriage, music and dancing. The audio recordings contain a recording of Dr. Cass in early 1980, dictating letters for her secretary. She discusses her health and her recent trip to Brazil with the International Society of Geographic Opthalmology. She has also recorded many of the Gwich'in stories and legends that were related to her by such individuals as Paul Bonnetplume (Aklavik), Annie McPherson (Fort McPherson), Peter Lord (Old Crow, Yukon), Lazarus Sittichinli, Peter Moses and Edward Snowshoe. Although many of the legends relate to medicine men, Dr. Cass also recounts stories about the Willow Man, the Ungrateful Indian, Sakeethuck the "Trickster," the Crow Who Lost His Beak, the Lazy Boy, three stories about Bushmen [Hare and Slavey Indians] and a two hour saga about two brothers as told to her by Edward Snowshoe.

[Dr. Cass dictating letters]

A recording of Dr. Cass in early 1980, dictating letters for her secretary. She discusses her health and her recent trip to Brazil with the International Society of Geographic Opthalmology.

Henri Posset fonds

  • 105
  • Fonds
  • 1957-1964, 1987

This fonds consists of 2 DAT audiocassettes, 2 audio reels and one centimeter of textual material. The two DAT audiocassettes and 2 audio reels contain recordings done by Father Henri Posset. The first recording was made in September 1957. It consists of drumming and chanting taped in Jean Marie River and Fort Franklin, fiddle music from Fort Franklin and various Slavey legends related by Johnny Betseda of Fort Simpson and Jean Marie Punch of Fort Providence. The second recordings with John Tsetso were made on April 1, 1964 in St. Margaret's Hospital at Fort Simpson. In this recording, Tsetso narrates, in Slavey, the first three chapters of his book, "Trapping is my Life", which was published in February 1964. He also relates two other stories about summer and winter. The fonds also contains two letters written by Father Posset which provide some biographical information on Johnny Betseda, John Tsetso and Jean Marie Punch. There is also a typed transcript of an interview between Father Posset and William Nerysoo, Sr., relating to Gwich'in personal names, which was conducted on November 23, 1987.

Posset, Henri

Henri Posset

The first recording was made in September 1957. It consists of drumming and chanting taped in Jean Marie River and Fort Franklin, fiddle music from Fort Franklin and various Slavey legends related by Johnny Betseda of Fort Simpson and Jean Marie Punch of Fort Providence. The second recording, with John Tsetso, was made on April 1, 1964 in St. Margaret's Hospital at Fort Simpson. In this recording, Tsetso narrates, in Slavey, the first three chapters of his book, "Trapping is my Life," which was published in February 1964. He also relates two other stories about summer and winter. The accession also contains two letters written by Father Posset which provide some biographical information on Johnny Betseda, John Tsetso and Jean Marie Punch. There is also a typed transcript of an interview between Father Posset and William Nerysoo, Senior, relating to Gwich'in personal names which was conducted on November 23, 1987.

Henri Posset fonds

John Tsetso narrates, in Slavey, the first three chapters of his book, "Trapping is my Life," which was published in February 1964. He also relates two other stories about summer and winter. Recorded April 1, 1964 in St. Margaret's Hospital at Fort Simpson.

Henri Posset fonds

John Tsetso narrates, in Slavey, the first three chapters of his book, "Trapping is my Life," which was published in February 1964. He also relates two other stories about summer and winter. Recorded April 1, 1964 in St. Margaret's Hospital at Fort Simpson.

Henri Posset fonds

Drumming and chanting taped in Jean Marie River and Fort Franklin, fiddle music from Fort Franklin and various Slavey legends related by Johnny Betseda of Fort Simpson and Jean Marie Punch of Fort Providence. September 1957

Henri Posset fonds

Drumming and chanting taped in Jean Marie River and Fort Franklin, fiddle music from Fort Franklin and various Slavey legends related by Johnny Betseda of Fort Simpson and Jean Marie Punch of Fort Providence. September 1957

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

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.

[Interview of Albert Menacho]

This item is an interview of Albert Menacho (aged 80+ years) recorded on March 8, 1974, likely at Willow Lake by Robert Janes while he doing archaological work there. The interview is interpreted by Alfred Lenny, Albert's nephew. The original source item was an audio cassette. The interview may continue on the other side of the cassette, as well as on item N-2002-027: 0030.

[Interview of Albert Menacho]

This item is an interview of Albert Menacho (aged 80+ years) recorded on March 11, 1974, likely at Willow Lake by Robert Janes while he doing archaological work there. The original source item was an audio cassette. The interview may continue on the other side of the cassette, as well as on item N-2002-027: 0029.

[Interview of John and Elizabeth Yakaleya]

This item is an interview of John and Elizabeth Yakaleya recorded on March 12, 1974, likely at Willow Lake by Robert Janes while he doing archaological work there. The original source item was an audio cassette. The interview may continue on the other side of the cassette.

[Interview of Jean Blondin]

This item is an interview of Jean Blondin recorded on March 20, 1974, likely at Willow Lake by Robert Janes while he doing archaological work there. The original source item was an audio cassette. The interview may continue on the other side of the cassette.

[Feast day service]

This item is an recording of a feast day service led by John Blondin on June 1, 1975. It was likely collected by Robert Janes as part of his archaeological work at Willow Lake. The original source item was an audio cassette. The recording continues on the other side of the cassette.

[Jack and Diane Hardy]

This item is a recording of Jack and Diane Hardy at Willow Lakes and Mt. Indian. Jack Hardy was from Fort Norman and moved into Yellowknife to the Avens seniors' community. It was likely collected by Robert Janes, as part of his archaeological work on Willow Lake. The original source item was an audio cassette. The recording may continue on the other side of the cassette.

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