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G-2008-015 · Accession · 1967-1996
Part of Northwest Territories. Department of Transportation fonds

Records include files related to devolution and the transfer of responsibilities relating to Arctic 'A' Airports from the Federal to the Territorial Government as well as departmental interaction with Transport Canada. Records also consist of briefing notes and ministerial correspondence with the Director's Office. There are also records that relate to Aviation Studies, Arctic Airports Management Team, Arctic Airports Staff Meetings, Arctic 'B' and 'C' Airports Steering Committee, Senior Management Committee, Airports Training Committee, Departmental Management Group. Additionally records include files related to Airport Planning, Emergency Services, Municipal Administration Certification Group (MACP), Advisory Committee Northern Development (ACND), Northern Air Transport Association (NATA), Airport Operations Sub-Committee, and the Air Navigation Sub-Committee. Records also include project files related to the Rae/Edzo Community Planning Report, the Engineering Site Report for development of the airstrip at Snowdrift (Lutselk'e), and the Arctic Airport Master Plan for Pine Point. The photographs date from the 1970s and document airstrip construction in various Northwest Territories communities.

Northwest Territories. Department of Transportation. Arctic Airports division
Fedirchuk, Gloria
N-1985-001 · Accession · 1973-1974

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
N-1994-008 · Accession · 1972

This accession consists of a composite map used by Canadian Armed Forces Search and Rescue in the search for pilot Marten Hartwell, nurse Judy Hill and medivac patients David Pisurayak Kootook and Neemee Nulliayok following a plane crash on November 8, 1972.

The item is made of a series of aeronautical maps that were adhered together and annotated. Two sets of plastic overlays detailing search grids and the actual crash site are also annotated. The maps used depict the geographical area from Spence Bay southeast to Great Bear Lake and southwest to Great Slave Lake.

Edmonton Bush Pilots
N-1979-047 · Accession · [192-?-194-?], 1970

The accession consists of a commemorative album titled "The Edmonton Bush Pilots: Northwest Territories Centennial Flight, August, 1970" compiled on behalf of the City of Edmonton for the NWT Centennial. It is a tribute to the importance of aviation in the histories of both Edmonton and the Northwest Territories. The album contains: a list of bush pilots; a chronology of events from 1904-1970, relating to the Edmonton Industrial Airport (Blatchford Field) and the associated pilots; brief profiles of selected bush pilots; and 23 black and white copy photographs of aviation, dated primarily in the 1920s and 1930s.

G-1999-095 · Accession · 1928-1991
Part of Northwest Territories. Department of Justice and Public Services fonds

The textual material dates from 1978-1988 and consists of Exhibit Storyline and Exhibit Content Plans for the North and South Galleries at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre. In addition, there are Exhibit scripts for Chapters in Our History, The North before People, Greenland Kayak Exhibit, Dene Women's Art Exhibit and the traveling exhibit about "The Land." The textual material also includes two Pilot's Log Books from 1928 and 1946 that belonged to Walter James Beaumont. The sound recordings contain interviews with J. Davids and H. Hollick-Kenyon, Denny May, Cam Jordheim and Mark Dodd. The content of the material focuses on aviation in the north, bush pilots, and Wop May. It is likely that this material was used in developing the aviation exhibit at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre. The 2 videocassettes are in Umatic or Betacam formats and consist master copies of "Trapline Lifeline" and "Wings of Change." "Trapline Lifeline" was a traveling exhibit that examined the history and modern-day realities of fur trapping. The exhibit contained an audio-visual section that included video footage of interviews with trappers and an overview of life in northern communities. "Wings of Change" is the video component from the aviation gallery at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre.

G-1988-505 · Accession · 1982-1986
Part of Northwest Territories. Department of Justice and Public Services fonds

Records are comprised of copies of speeches made by cabinet ministers including Tagak Curley (Dept. of Economic Development and Tourism), Nellie Cournoyea (Dept. of Renewable Resources), Nick Sibbeston (Government Leader) and Dennis Patterson (Dept. of Education).

Northwest Territories. Department of Justice and Public Services. Library Services division
N-1979-564 · Accession · 1954
Part of Canada. Northern Administration Branch fonds

Records are comprised of a 1954 report produced by C.C. Johnson, a Resident Engineer from Fort Smith, entitled "Preliminary Report, Mackenzie Highway - Mills Lake Road." It includes 31 corner mounted photographic prints and 16 black and white negatives. The report discusses plans to build a road to Mills Landing.

N-1988-036 · Accession · [1929-1954], copied 1988

Although the majority of the images were taken by Father Gathy between 1929 and 1954, a few images of Father Gathy were borrowed from collections held by the O.M.I. Archives in Fort Smith and the Sisters of Saint Joseph Archives in Mount St. Joseph, Ontario. Although the images are mainly of Yellowknife, Fort Norman and Fort Franklin, some were taken aboard the "S.S. McKenzie River". Many of the photographs depict members of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate and the Grey Nuns. There are also images of Dene residents and camps in and around Fort Franklin and Fort Norman. There are a few images of children wearing rabbit skin clothing and one of mooseskin boats.

Gathy, Alfred, Father, O.M.I., 1895-1969

The colour slides depict community buildings (schools, churches, hospitals), people, scenery, activities and special events in the following communities: Hay River, Fort Simpson, Fort Norman, Rae, Port Radium, Lac La Martre, Fort Good Hope, Fort Franklin, Fort McPherson, Tuktoyaktuk, Yellowknife, Coppermine, Jean Marie River, Fort Liard, Nahanni region, Aklavik, Fort Resolution, Fort Smith, Fort Providence, Wrigley, Fort Fitzgerald, Arctic Red River, Reindeer Station, Whale Cove, Norman Wells, Iqaluit and Rocher River. In addition, 19 black and white photographs show children and housing conditions in Yellowknife and on Latham Island in 1969. There are also several images of Rae that portray people, the church, Treaty time and Chief Susie Bruneau. The majority of the films were produced by the Government of the Northwest Territories for different departments; the subject matter of the films deal with Prohibition in the North, education, the Mackenzie Bridge and life in the North.

Bob Jenkins collection
N-2000-001 · Accession · [1914-1959]

The images depict daily life, mine employees, the camp and mining operations at Port Radium. In addition, there are several images of Northern Transportation Company Limited tugboats, barges and paddle steamers, as well as locations such as Hay River, Norman Wells and Inuvik.

Jenkins, Bob
Fort Liard Band Council
N-1992-053 · Accession · 1986

The videocassettes consist of "Birch Bark Baskets" (English version) 21 min.; "Making a Birch Sled" (Slavey version) 21 min.; and "The Spruce Canoe" (English version) 21 min. The canoe was built by Johnny Klondike. The videos were filmed by Francine Betthale, produced by the Fort Liard Band Council, and funded by the GNWT Department of Culture and Communications and Dene Nation.

Fort Liard Band Council

The audio recordings consist of an interview with D'arcy Arden recorded February 26, 2001 (2 cassettes) and one DAT tape recorded in April 1996 of George Blondin telling stories. The Darcy Arden interview deals with the early days of ice roads and his family history. The other recording is of George Blondin telling stories: Moose hunting, Netting Fish, Fishing Chat, Otter Medicine Legend, Setting Rabbit Snares, Trapping, Trapping chat, Caribou legend. The Blondin recording appears to recorded both in English and Slavey. The textual records appears to be an English translation of the Blondin stories.

G-1999-082 · Accession · 1968-1971
Part of Northwest Territories. Department of Public Works (1968-1985) fonds

Records are from the Central Registry file system and contain files relating to the programs and administration of the department. This includes records from the design division, construction division, engineering division, operations and maintenance division, highways and marine operations, utilities and accommodation services (30 block).

G-2023-006 · Accession · 1991-2002
Part of Northwest Territories. Department of Transportation fonds

This accession consists of records from the Environmental Affairs division of the Department of Transportation. Records include environmental reviews and assessments, in particular soil and groundwater monitoring and remediation of Arctic 'A' airport sites. Also included are environmental reviews and workshops relating to winter roads, ice roads, and prospective resource extraction (mining) projects.

Northwest Territories. Department of Transportation. Environmental Affairs division
N-1989-037 · Accession · 1923-1924
Part of Canada. Department of the Interior fonds

This accession consists of six navigational maps which are of the scale 1:253,440 except for (0003). (0001) is entitled "Map of Slave River: Fort Smith to Resolution". (0002) is entitled "Map of Great Slave Lake: Resolution to Windy Pt.". (0003) is of the scale 1:380,160 and is entitled "Map of Great Slave Lake: Western Sheet" (0004) is entitled "Map of Mackenzie River: Providence to Simpson", (0005) is entitled "Map of Mackenzie River: Simpson to Wrigley" and (0006) is entitled "Map of Mackenzie River Wrigley to Norman".

Canada. Department of the Interior
Yellowknife Museum Society
N-1979-083 · Accession · [ca. 1901-1960]
Part of Yellowknife Museum Society fonds

The images include mine sites, Arctic Red River in 1925, river transportation, a hand coloured photo of Fort Simpson taken by C. W. Mathers, circa 1901, the Ingraham hotel, 1947, reindeer at Richard Island and a rock inscribed "S. Hearne, July 1767."

Erik Watt
N-2000-008 · Accession · 1929-1933
Part of Erik Watt fonds

The negatives were made from photographic prints taken by the donor's father Frederick B. "Ted" Watt. The images date from 1929-1933 and include first air mail flight to Aklavik, images of floatplanes and pilots, prospecting and staking activities and the establishment of the Cameron Bay settlement and mine.

Robert C. Knights
N-1996-005 · Accession · 1956-1962
Part of Robert C. Knights fonds

The footage includes an RCMP in full dress uniforms, a boat trip down the Mackenzie River in the Aklavik II, dog team journeys and removal of a body from the bush. Also an aerial tour, views of pingos, waterfalls, barges and cliffs along a river. A Beech 18 CF-MPI, and an RCMP airplane.