Stories & Songs - Stories of Dreamers & the Land

Stories & Songs | STORIES OF DREAMERS & THE LAND

 

Dreamers are bringing songs here from heaven. Over here, the Dreamers are singing. They capture the song, just like this recording.
Charlie Yahey, 1966

This is a collection of all the stories about our Dreamers and our land presented in this web exhibit. Please watch and learn about our culture, our relationship to our land, our struggle to assert our Aboriginal and Treaty Rights, and our work to revitalize our traditions.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Johnny Oker and Gerry Attachie. Excerpt from Contact the People.

Johnny Oker and Gerry Attachie, talking about the Doig River Rodeo, 2000.

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PLACES

Billy Attachie, 2005

Billy Attachie, talking about the Dreamer Nááchįį/Oker, 2005.

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Sam Acko, 2005

Sam Acko, telling a Dane-zaa story of The Man Who Turned Into A Moose, 2005.

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Tommy Attachie, 2005

Tommy Attachie, talking about the impact of industrialization on Dane-zaa lands. July, 2005

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Tommy Attachie, 2005

Tommy Attachie, telling about Dane-zaa people and Dreamers gathering at Sweeney Creek, 2005

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Tommy Attachie, 2005

Tommy Attachie, talking about the Dreamer Makéts'awéswąą at Sweeney Creek, 2005.

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Margaret Attachie, 2005

Margaret Attachie, talking about camping at Sweeney Creek in her youth. Doig River, 2005.

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Tommy Attachie, 2005

Tommy Attachie talking about the Dreamer Alédzé, 2005.

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Tommy Attachie, 2005

Tommy Attachie, telling about the death of the Dreamer Adíshtl'íshe at Ts̱azuulh Saahgáe (Big Camp) in 1919, 2005.

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Billy Attachie, 2005

Billy Attachie, talking about the Dreamer Nááchįį (Oker). Nętl'uk, 2005.

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Sam Acko, 2005

Sam Acko, telling a story about Tsááyaa and Mosquito Man. Nętl'uk (Osborne River), 2005.

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Sammy Acko, 2005

Sam Acko, sharing a story about the origin of the Dane-zaa place name Nętl'uk. Nętl'uk (Osborne River), 2005.

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Tommy Attachie, 2005

Tommy Attachie, talking about the Dreamer Gaayęą. Gat Tah Kwą̂ (Montney), 2005.

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May Apsassin, 2005

May Apsassin, talking about Dane-zaa oral tradition and Beaver language revitalization. Gat Tah Kwą̂ (Montney), 2005.

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Gerry Attachie, 2005

Chief Gerry Attachie, describing how he and the band won compensation for the loss of IR-172, the former Montney Reserve. Hanás̱ Saahgéʔ (Doig River), 2005.

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Madeline Davis, 2005

Madeline Davis, telling about Dreamers Dances at Gat Tah Kwą̂ (Montney). Doig River, 2005.

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A DREAMER'S DRUM

Tommy Attachie, 2005

Tommy Attachie, talking about the significance of the Dreamer Gaayęą's drum.

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Mark Apsassin, 2005

Mark Apsassin, talking about his life and his interpretation of the Dreamer Gaayęą's Drum. Doig River, 2005.

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DREAMERS & THE LAND

Tommy Attachie, 2005

Tommy Attachie, recalling how he learned to drum and sing. Doig River Museum, 2005.

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Tommy Attachie, 2005

Tommy Attachie, telling about Dane-zaa Dreamers and the Tea Dance. Doig River Museum, 2005

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Gary Oker, 2001

Chief Gary Oker teaching about Dane-zaa drumming and the Dreamers Dance. Excerpt from the video; Contact the People, ©2001 Doig River First Nation.

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Doig River Drummers, 2005

Doig River Drummers perform for community members and Crown negotiators. Doig River, 2005.

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Sammy Acko, 2005

Sam Acko, talking about the revitalization of drum-making and singing traditions at Doig River. Hanás̱ Saahgéʔ (Doig River), 2005.

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Tommy Attachie, 2005

Tommy Attachie, telling a story about the Dreamer Azáde. Doig River Museum, 2005.

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