Videos


The videos are currently available only as VHS videotapes. We are working on transferring them to DVD.

Berry Preparation
Elders Mildred Martin (Nak'azdli) and Helen Johnny (Tl'azt'en) describe the traditional way of collecting, preparing, storing and preserving berries. In Nak'albun/Dzinghubun dialect. 9 minutes.
The Chunlak Story
The oral history of the destruction of the village of Chunlak around 1745 in warfare between Dakelh and Chilcotins. Told by the late elder Bernadette Rossetti (Nak'azdli). In English. 24 minutes.
Chunlak Session at Stony Creek
Elders discuss the history of the destruction of the village of Chunlak around 1745. 2 hours. Largely in Carrier.
Cooking Fred's Way
In this video Dakelh chef Fred Murdock and his assistant Colleen Joseph show how to cook bannock (fry bread), stuffed smoked trout, and salmon in a crust. They also give various cooking tips. In English. 30 minutes.
Eagle Wind Artist Shoot
Features interviews with native artists and art teachers and shows them at work. In English. Five minutes.
Hereditary Chiefs
The role of hereditary chiefs in the traditional clan system is examined through interviews with elders including Bernadette McQuarie (Nadleh), the late Celina John (Saik'uz), the late William George (Takla), and Gordon Joseph (Lake Babine). In English. Part I: 39 minutes. Part II: 27.5 minutes.
I Teach the Children
Saik'uz language teacher Gracie John teaches a kindergarten class. In Saik'uz dialect. 6.5 minutes.
Legends
A series of three short legends, one including a song, are told by the late elder Veronica Rossetti (Nak'azdli) in Nak'albun/Dzinghubun dialect. The legends are: The Owl and the Nobleman's Son, We Married the Beaver, and The Grizzly Bear and the Nobleman's Daughter.
Many Seasons, Different Fish
Marie Hanson shows how to prepare salmon for smoking. The inside of the smokehouse is shown, and at the end, the dried fish is shown being stored in a cache. Filmed in Tache, on the shore of Stuart Lake. Entirely in Dakelh, in Nak'albun/Dzinghubun dialect. Fifteen minutes. YDLI, 1989. Producer: Brenda Chambers. Camera/editor: Rick Smith. Production assistants: Bev Mackie, Ileen Heer.
The Owl and the Nobleman's Son
Veronica Rosetti tells a traditional story. Entirely in Dakelh, in Nak'azdli dialect. Seven minutes. YDLI, 1989. Producer: Brenda Chambers. Camera/editor: Rick Smith. Production assistants: Bev Mackie, Ileen Heer.
Salmon for the Smokehouse
Saik'uz elder Mary John, Sr. demonstrates how to prepared salmon for smoking. She also points out various parts of the fish and gives their Dakelh names. In English. Ten minutes. YDLI, 1989. Producer: Brenda Chambers. Camera/editor: Rick Smith. Production assistants: Bev Mackie, Ileen Heer.
The Story of the Salmon
This traditional story explores the theme of vanity and the consequences of disrespect for other living things, focussing on the relationship between Yinka Dene people and their traditional staple food, salmon. Told in Nak'albun/Dzinghubun dialect by elders Mildred Martin (Nak'azdli) and the late Moise Johnny (Tl'azt'en). Six minutes.
We Remember Lejac
Former students of Lejac Residential School tell about their experience there. Based on interviews conducted at a reunion held at Lejac on May 27 and 28, 1989. Some are in English, some in Dakelh. 25 minutes.

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