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Reel Youth visited Fort Simpson, NT to facilitate a film program that focused on language preservation and inter-generational learning for young people in the community. The documentaries featured here show Łı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́ (Fort Simpson) Elders and their stories. Listen to Dene Zhatie stories from Dehcho Elders.

Louisa Moreau

Louisa Moreau laughs easily, and tells stories here about survival of Dene cultural traditions and language.

Fred Antoine

The late Fred Antoine shares memories from his childhood in the winter, and how he learned to hunt and live on the land from his elders.

Mary Grossetete

Dene Elder Mary Grossetete of Łı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́ (Fort Simpson) reminisces about growing up in the North.