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Documenting oral histories

Dane-zaa youth and elders working together with linguists and ethnographers to document oral histories of place, travel, survival, and the Dane-zaa Dreamer tradition. Sweeney Creek, July, 2005. Catalog # DZVMCKHDP-7-02-05-E001.

Charmayne Brinkworth and Mark Apsassin

After participating in a community meeting about the website project, Charmayne Brinkworth and Mark Apsassin are setting up the video camera for the first time to record oral histories at Alááʔ S̱atǫ (Petersen's Crossing). June, 2005. Catalog # DZVMCKHDP-6-29-05-66.

Documenting oral histories

The documentary team of ethnographers, linguists and Dane-zaa youth videotaping Tommy Attachie's oral histories about the Dreamer Alédzé. Alédzé Tsáá (Aledze Creek), July, 2005. Catalog # DZVMCPM-KH-7-03-05-E022.

Robin Acko, Margaret Attachie, and Charmayne Brinkworth

Robin Acko, elder Margaret Attachie, and Charmayne Brinkworth standing in front of a natural gas development in the Madáts'atl'ǫje (Snare Hill) area. The Madáts'atl'ǫje (Snare Hill) area is a place where Dane-zaa people have hunted moose during hard times for many generations. July, 2005. Catalog # DZVMCKHDP-7-01-05-E037.

Robin Ridington, Sam Acko and Tommy Attachie

Robin Ridington recording Sam Acko and Tommy Attachie explaining where the Succona's trapping cabins used to be located at Nętl'uk (Osborne River). The cabins were destroyed by oil and gas developments. July, 2005. Catalog # DZVMCPMDP-7-06-05-E016.

Documenting oral histories

The documentary team recording Sam Acko telling the traditional story of "The Man Who Turned into a Moose" at Madáts'atl'ǫje (Snare Hill). (From Left) Brittany Brinkworth, Starr Acko, Kate Hennessy, Robyn Acko and Charmayne Brinkworth. July, 2005. Catalog # DZVMCPMDP-7-01-05-E021.

Documenting oral histories

Elder Tommy Attachie and youth Mark Apsassin recording Sam Acko telling a traditional story about "Mosquito Man" at Nętl'uk (Osborne River). July, 2005. Catalog # DZVMCKHDP-7-06-05-E040.

Preparing to document oral histories

Project team members Robyn Acko, Brittany Brinkworth, Charmayne Brinkworth, Starr Acko, May Apsassin and Jillian Ridington carrying their equipment to the shoot location at Gat Tah Kwą̂ (Montney). Gat Tah Kwą̂ (Montney) is a traditional summer gathering spot for our people, and the Dreamer Gaayęą was buried here in 1923. July, 2005. Catalog # DZVMCKHDP-7-08-05-E009.

Gary Oker and documentation team.

Chief Gary Oker discsussing the website project at the ethnographers' campsite by the Doig River. (From left) Amber Ridington, Gary Oker, Eddie Apsassin, Kate Hennessy and Peter Biella. Doig River Cultural Grounds, July, 2005. Catalog # DZVMCPMDP-7-04-05-E027.

Tommy Attachie and Robin Ridington

Tommy Attachie talking to anthropologist and old friend Robin Ridington about possibilities for the website project. Doig River Museum, July, 2005. Catalog # DZVMCKHDP-7-05-05-E006.

Doig community members reviewing the website

Doig River First Nation community members (Rosie Field, Shirley Acko, Annie Acko, Madeline Oker and Gary Bath, amongst others) review the first draft of the website and provide direction for changes. Doig River Cultural Centre. May, 2006. Catalog # DZVMCARDP-5-17-06-E082.

Project team members reviewing the website

Doig River youth team members Robin Acko and Starr Acko review the first draft of the website and provide direction for changes. Doig River Cultural Centre. May, 2006. Catalog # DZVMCARDP-5-17-06-E085.