Our Stories

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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 Fort Simpson Elders and their stories. Listen to Dene Zhatie stories from Dehcho Elders.


Jonas Antoine

“Jonas Antoine, speaks of growing up in the Dehcho region of Canada, in the bush and the responsibility his Elders gave him to look after the land and preserve Dene traditional knowledge.”


Ernest and Dolly Tsetso

“Ernest and Dolly have a deep connection to the land they grew up on, a connection that they see in missing in younger generations. This is their story.”


Louisa Moreau

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



Fred Antoine

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


Mary Grossetete

“Elder Mary Grosetete of Fort Simpson reminisces about growing up in the North.”