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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
147 · Fonds · 1987

This fonds consists of two audio reels and one audio cassette copy of a recording of presentations by Harvey Feit and Fikret Birkes. Harvey Feit, of McMaster University, discusses Cree traditional knowledge, and Fikret Birkes, of Brock University discusses traditional knowledge systems around the world.

Knowing the Land, Public Forum (1987 : Yellowknife)
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, Tlicho (Dogrib) food preparation, Tlicho (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 religious instruction were conducted in 1989 and collected for this project.

Snare Lake Band Council
Beryl Gillespie fonds
177 · Fonds · 1968-1981

This fonds consists of 271 photographs in print, slide and negative formats, approximately 25 cm of textual material and two audiocassettes. The photographs document the people and communities that Beryl Gillespie visited while doing fieldwork as an anthropologist for the University of Iowa. There are also photographs documenting the Mooseskin Boat Project, which was conducted in 1981 in which Beryl Gillespie participated. In addition, there is a typewritten account documenting her participation in the Mooseskin Boat project. The bulk of the textual material consists of copies of Gillespie's field notes from Fort Norman, Detah, Yellowknife, Rae, Fort Norman and Fort Franklin between 1968-1972. The field notes contain observations and stories collected from many individuals and families in those communities. In addition, there are ten hardcover journals that contain transcripts of entries from Hudson's Bay Company journals. The original journals are housed at the Hudson's Bay Company Archives. There are also three journals that contain entries from the Roman Catholic Church at Riviere Courtre Jaune [Yellowknife River] and from the Fort Norman Mission. This material is comprised of genealogical information, as well as marriage, death and baptismal data, from the 1800s through the 1930s. Some of the information from the journals is written in French. The two audiocassettes appear to contain interviews with Gabriel Etchinele from 1972 and a story told by Fred Andrew on October 25, 1972 about the Ehbaotine and Mountain Indian Conflict.

Gillespie, Beryl
Beryl Gillespie
N-1999-052 · Accession · 1968-1972
Part of Beryl Gillespie fonds

This material was generated by field work conducted by Beryl Gillespie, an anthropologist who visited the communities of Detah, Rae, Yellowknife, Fort Norman (Tulita) and Fort Franklin (Deline) between 1968 and 1972. The photographs, slides and negatives depict the people she interviewed and the communities that she visited. The textual material consists of field notes containing information and stories collected from the following families: Clement, Lennie, Andrew, Norwegian, Wright, Naedzo, Gladue, Karkagie, Gully, Sangris, Thomas, Abel, Potfighter, Crapeau, Drygeese, Fishbone, Blondin, Bruno, Martin, Mackenzie, Liske, Tobie, Betsina, Charlo, Baillargeon, Hetchile, Vital, Pochat, Yakeleya, Bernard, Mendo, Yukon and Etchinele. The two audio cassettes appear to be taped stories told by Gabriel Etchinele and Fred Andrew. Both stories are in Slavey. The first story was told by Gabriel Etchinele on October 18, 1972 and is the story about Dendejule. The English translation by Stella Mendo is available in the field notes. The second audio cassette contains a story told by Fred Andrew on October 25, 1972 about the Ehbaotine and Mountain Indian Conflict. The English translation by Laura Yakelaya is available in the field notes.

Drama Arctic fonds
191 · Fonds · [ca. 1975?]

This fonds consists of one DAT audio cassette and one sound cassette. The DAT is approximately 60 minutes in length and is of Inuit and Dene raven legends retold by Drama Arctic. The recording, produced by CFYK in Yellowknife, features the voices of Kathleen Johnson, Mick Mallon and Louis Blondin.

Drama Arctic
197 · Fonds · [196- to 198-]

This fonds consists of 296 reel to reels (original masters) and 678 audio cassettes (original masters) copied to 661 sound CDs (RedBook Audio format - Archival Masters), which contain approximately 1013 oral history recordings and 1.2 meters of transcriptions from the Committee for Original People's Entitlement (COPE). The sound CDs constitute the archival masters. These recordings are in Inuvialuktun, Gwich'in and North Slavey and contain life stories of elders as well as traditional legends. Many of the recordings are part of CBC broadcast programming.

Committee for Original Peoples' Entitlement. Oral History Project
231 · Fonds · [196-? - 1981], 1988

This fonds consists of two maps, 465 photographs, 43 DAT audiocassettes and 17 audio reels. The majority of the material consists of a collection of oral histories and photographs accumulated by the Fort Good Hope Community Council via their Dene Language and Historical Research Project. The oral histories were created because of the Dene Language and Historical Research Program. The photographs, collected from individual photographers, represent an artificial collection of historical photographs. Photographers include: Mr. Cassien Edgi, Brother Mahe and Alphonsine McNeely. The maps consist of town plans dealing with land use and development in the municipality of Fort Good Hope. One plan contains the text of the Fort Good Hope Community Plan. The second plan indicates zoning and focuses on the Jackfish Creek Redevelopment.

Fort Good Hope (NT)
George Blondin
N-1998-028 · Accession · 1981
Part of George Blondin fonds

The sound recordings consist of George Blondin speaking about "Importance and responsibility of obtaining medicine in the olden days"; "Yamogah and enemy Eyinicho." (June 1981) .

Blondin, George
Wolverine Legends collection
N-2002-001 · Accession · 2000
Part of George Blondin fonds

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
G-1999-077 · Accession · March 1986
Part of Northwest Territories. Department of Culture and Communications fonds

The records were generated by an oral history project in which Slavey Elder George Boots was interviewed about traditional place names and land use. The audiocassettes contain recordings of the interviews that took place over a five day period at Willow Lake River. The interviews were conducted in Slavey. The textual material consists of two copies of English translations of the audiocassettes.
This project was coordinated by Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre archaeologist, Chris Hanks and involved Territorial Toponymist Randy Freeman and translators Elinor Bran and Margaret Thom. The project resulted in a total of 10.5 hours of taped interviews and many hours of nondirected discussions with Mr. Boots. In these recorded interviews, Mr. Boots provides 147 toponyms, several long narratives on seasonal land use, partial family histories, and camp and resource locations for a large area of the Northwest Territories.

Each of the audio cassettes features recordings on the A and B side.

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.

Duplessis, Jerry
N-1992-177 · Accession · 1978

The recordings contain interviews with Paul Wright and Fred Andrew, both elders of Fort Norman. The recordings are in Slavey and may deal with traditional stories. The stories were recorded over an eight day period at Drum Lake.

N-1992-501 · Accession · 1992

Records include sound recordings of interviews conducted as part of the Great Bear Lake Oral History Project in 1992. Topics discussed include settlement patterns around Great Bear Lake before Deline (Fort Franklin) was established, traditional place names in the Great Bear Lake area, the settlement of Deline (Fort Franklin), Slavey social life and customs, fishing, hunting and Slavey games. People interviewed included Jean Baptiste, Julie Baptiste, Madeline Baton, Paul Baton, Peter Baton, Madeline Bayha, Christine Cleary, Melanie Elemie, Margaret Kenny, Marie Therese (Sr.) Kenny, Bella Modeste, Camilla Takazo, Louie Taniton, Rosa Taniton, Francis Tatti, Cecile Tetso, Adeline Vital, Dora Vital and Johnny Vital. The interviews are in North Slavey; most recordings include introductions and summaries in English.

Great Bear Lake Oral History Project
N-1993-501 · Collection · 1989-1990

This accession consists of 0.9 cm of textual records and 29 audio cassettes created by Alestine Andre during her Arctic Red River (Tsiigehtchic) Oral History Project in Tsiigehtchic in 1989-1990. The goal of the project was to collect information on the traditional lifestyle and cultural beliefs of the Gwichya Gwich'in in Tsiigehtchic. The textual records document the project's administration, and include a final report and a transcript. The audio cassettes include interviews conducted on various dates with five Elders who agreed to participate in the project: Hyacinthe Andre, Andre Jerome, Joan Nazon, Annie Norbert, and Nap Norbert.

Andre, Alestine
N-1999-026 · Accession · [1970-1990]

Records consist of nine stories from Pangnirtung written in syllabics; and one file containing results of a questionnaire on the value of the magazine 'Inuttituut.' The sound recordings contain an interview with Markoosie and traditional Inuit songs and games.

McGrath, Robin
N-2014-003 · Accession · 1988-1992

Records consist of songs, stories and interview transcripts collected by ethnomusicologist Nicole Beaudry in the Sahtu communities of Deline, Tulita and Fort Good Hope in 1988-1992.

Beaudry, Nicole