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People of the lakes : stories of our Van Tat Gwich'in elders = googwandak nakhwach'ànjòo Van Tat Gwich'in / Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation & Shirleen Smith.

Publication:
Edmonton : University of Alberta Press, c2009.
Format/Description:
Book
lxii, 391 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps, ports. ; 26 cm.
Edition:
1st ed.
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Other Title:
Googwandak nakhwach'ànjòo Van Tat Gwich'in
Subjects:
Vuntut Gwich'in Indians -- Yukon -- History.
Vuntut Gwich'in Indians -- Yukon -- Biography.
Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation -- Biography.
Oral history -- Yukon.
Language:
Includes glossary in English and Gwich'in.
Summary:
"Many people have a mental picture of the Canadian north that juxtaposes beauty with harshness. For the Van Tat Gwich'in, the northern Yukon is home, with a living history passed on from elders to youth. This book consists of oral accounts that the Elders have been recording for 50 years, representing more than 150 years of their history, all meticulously translated from Gwich'in. Yet this is more than a gathering of history; collaborator Shirleen Smith provides context for the stories, whether they are focused on an individual or international politics. Anthropologists, folklorists, ethnohistorians, political scientists, economists, members of First Nations, and readers interested in Canada's northernmost regions will find much to fascinate them."--pub. desc.
Contents:
Foreword / Joseph Linklater, Chief, Vuntut Gwitchin
Preface : A note on the structure of the research and book
Introduction / Van Tat Gwich'in oral history
Long-ago stories : Yeenoo d'ài' googwandak
The first generation : The 19th century
The second generation : Early 20th century
The oral history of today : Van Tat Gwich'in commentary on the past, present, and future
Glossary : Gwich'in to English; English to Gwich'in [First Nations, Native or Aboriginal peoples]
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 355-364) and index.
Contributor:
Smith, Shirleen, 1953-
Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation.
ISBN:
9780888645050 (pbk.)
0888645058 (pbk.)
OCLC:
429601344