It was becoming clear that the old treaties with Canada, including Treaty 11, were no longer working for Aboriginal people. Promises of care and services were not being kept, and Aboriginal rights were being interfered with.
In 1968, Tlicho assembled in Behchoko, and together refused to...Read more
On August 28, 1971 the story that headline the Native Press told about an agreement signed between the Rae-Edzo School Society and John Parker, “for a school and a hostel.”
The story says Chief Jimmy Bruneau first thought about the idea ten years previous and Charlie Charlo confirmed...Read more
Publish in Up Here Magazine - January 2015 Issue. Written by Roger Brunt.
I'd left Yellowknife well-outfitted, lots of gas and supplies lashed down in my freighter canoe, just before fall one day in the early 1970s. The outboard motor was running well, and with any luck I figured I’d be...Read more
Listen to the Dogrib Tea Dance songs recorded in Rae at Treaty time in 1962, by the anthropologist June Helm and Nancy O. Lurie.
Helm eyıts'ǫ Lurıe edlatlǫ xo ts'ǫ̀ Bechekǫ̀ eyıts'ǫ Whahtı̀ (Tsǫ̀ǫ̀tı̀ wııyeh ı̨̀le) ełexè eghàlagı̨̀nda ı̨̀lè. Sǫmba naàzhe ekı̀yeh, Helm...Read more
Faraud Hospital in Fort Rae (Behchokǫ̀) was opened from 1936 until August 1974. Named after Father Henri Faraud a priest and later Bishop from 1862-1889.
Page 5 of The Capsule. Vol. 7, No. 2 - Summer 1979 Newsletter of the Northwest Territories Hospital Association
Buffum Family Collection from Tlicho Government on Vimeo.
George Buffum was a trader in Fort Rae (Behchokǫ̀), from 1934 to 1946. He lived here with his family, wife Louise and daughter Marylyn. The Buffum Family Collection is made up of eight pieces of clothing and bags that were...Read more
Harry Sımpson dechı̨ta deèzhǫ, nàzè, łıwe k’alawo eyıts’ǫ edzoò k’ele ı̨̀le. Wekǫ̀ta gha ası̀ı łǫ k’e wheda ı̨lè eyıts’ǫ Tłı̨chǫ gha ndè ghǫ neyàetı eyıts’ǫ whacho ndèts’ǫ̀ k’aòwo gı̨lı̨ gha ǫhdaà dehkw’e sıı xè ɂaı̀t’ı̨ ı̨̀le.
Harry Chekoa elı̨ hò, ǫhdaà whaèdǫ...Read more
In 1996, Helm was contacted by John Zoe, a Dogrib official, and Thomas Andrews, an archaeologist at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, located in Yellowknife, regarding artifacts which had been taken by a graduate student of the University of Iowa in 1894, Frank Russell. Helm assisted...Read more
Nancy O. Lurie, an esteemed anthropologist and advocate of indigenous North America, passed away this May 13, 2017 at the age of 93.One of the PWNHC’s first virtual exhibits was based on her 1962 recordings of the Dogrib (Tlı̨chǫ) Tea Dance in partnership with other legendary... Read more