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We Remember the Coming of the White Man [Special Edition]


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Sarah Stewart, Editor
Sarah Stewart is a teacher, researcher, editor and writer. She, with Esther Tennenhouse, created the Let's go hunting, Let's go fishing, Let's go trapping activity books for Northern children.
Raymond Yakeleya, Editor/Filmmaker
Raymond Yakeleya is proud that his film, TV, and book work is used to educate future generations about the Dene People and other First Nations in a way that respects all cultures.
Walter Blondin.
Walter Blondin is a pilot, hunter, and trapper who worked his entire life in the energy industry. He loves his land and people and cares deeply for the spirituality, principals, and values of the Sahtu Dene.
Colette Poitras
Colette Poitras is Red River Metis and Chair of the Canadian Federation of Library Associations Indigenous Matters Committee. She believes libraries have a duty to preserve and revitalize Indigenous languages.
George Blondin
The late George Blondin was a writer, a wilderness guide, a miner, and trapper. His books include When the World was New and Yamoria,
the Lawmaker.
Leanne Goose
Leanne Goose is a singer-songwriter, musician, producer, and storyteller, born in Inuvik. She is from the Lennie/Menacho/Goose families which extend from the Arctic Coast through the Mackenzie Valley.
Antoine Mountain.
Artist, writer, and scholar Antoine Mountain is originally from Radilih Koe/Fort Good Hope. He is author of From Bear Rock Mountain: The Life and Times of a Dene Residential School Survivor.


"Our traditional knowledge is recorded in the stories of our ancestors since time immemorial. In this book, you will read our oral history and traditions that are our Dene parables, used to guide ourselves and our People."

--Dene National Chief Norman Yakeleya

We Remember The Coming of the White Man should be crucial reading for anyone in Canada because it speaks to the resiliency of the Dene and Metis people of Denendeh. It's also a testament to the power of memory carried in the oral tradition. To think what our ancestors have seen in one lifetime: relations with the Hudon's Bay Company, TB, Influenza, Treaty signings, the first musket loader, Residential Schools, the first radio, the first TV, a man on the moon. It is staggering. I hear so much power in these pages. I also feel it. I am grateful to everyone involved in this project because it is a life's work honouring the witnessing of so much change in so little time. Mahsi cho, everyone. I am grateful. We will have and celebrate this book and the DVD that accompanies it forever. -- Richard Van Camp With rare mastery of his filmmaking craft, Dene storyteller Raymond Yakeleya carries on in this book, bringing a former and still ever-present world of wolf, bear, and raven, ik'o, medicine, magic, and mystery to life, to modern meaning. -

--Antoine Mountain, author of From Bear Rock Mountain: The Life and Times of a Dene Residential School Survivor

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