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Collection Details


Collection Name: Committee for Original Peoples Entitlement Oral History Project Fonds
Repository Name: Prince of Wales Heritage Centre. Northwest Territory Archives [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
URL: http://museum.learnnet.nt.ca/fond_database/ms-197.html
Description: In the 1960s and 1970s, a group of concerned individuals began a project to record the legends and life experiences of the Inuvialuit, Gwich'in (Loucheux) and North Slavey (Hareskin) people. Two of the leaders of this project were Nellie Cournoyea and Oblate priest Father Lemeur. To help finance the project, a deal was arranged with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in Inuvik, where Nellie Cournoyea was working. The plan provided a small renumeration for the person interviewed to be paid out when the recording was broadcast. The recordings were intended to be used in various communities as research material for school curriculum, to preserve the legends and life stories of the elders, and to help promote native language literacy.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 1013
Broad Subjects: Indigenous Peoples
ASP Subjects: Canada; Lifestyles; Local history; Oral history
Other Subjects: Committee for Original People's Entitlement; Life history
Collection Code: OHC0001567