Elders Roles

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1980 Elders Conference

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
George Daniels
Max Assinewia
Ernest Benedict
Moses David
Jim Dumont
Ron Wakegijig
Ted Wheatley
Indian History Film Project
Description
A conference where elders discuss the philosophy and practice of traditional medicine. Stress role of elders in passing on this tradition. Transcribed by Joanne Greenwood.
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1981 Elders' Conference 1/4

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ernest Tootoosis
Mani Boyd
Johnson Wanepee
Barney Dog
Jim Dumont
Ron Wakegijig
Dan Pine
Indian History Film Project
Description
A conference discussing Indian and Christian creation myths, reflections on education and religion, comparison of Indian and non-Indian values, and the loss of traditional values and beliefs and the movement to recover them.
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1981 Elders' Conference 3/4

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ernest Tootoosis
Mani Boyd
Johnson Wanepee
Barney Dog
Jim Dumont
Ron Wakegijig
Dan Pine
Indian History Film Project
Description
Elders discuss the loss of traditional religion and values; the relationship between traditional religions and Christianreligions; some stories of the creation and the flood.
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1981 Elders' Conference 4/4

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ernest Tootoosis
Mani Boyd
Johnson Wanepee
Barney Dog
Jim Dumont
Ron Wakegijig
Dan Pine
Indian History Film Project
Description
A conference about prophecies and the recovery of traditional values, the role of Elders in the community, and the philosophy and practice of traditional medicine.
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1982 Elders Conference (1/5)

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ted Wheatley
Sam Osawamick
Ernest Debassigae
Joe Yellowhead
Kate Assinewe
Ron Wakegijig
Herman Atkinson
Charlie Neilson
James Mecas
Dan Pine
Louis Bruce
Noel Knockwood
Angus Pontiac
Ernest Tootoosis
Indian History Film Project
Description
A discussion about the construction of log and birch canoes ; the tuberculosis epidemic ; the effects of non-Indians on Indian life style : spiritual values, hunting; fishing; land use, etc.
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1982 Elders Conference 2/5

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ted Wheatley
Sam Osawamick
Ernest Debassigae
Joe Yellowhead
Kate Assinewe
Ron Wakegijig
Herman Atkinson
Charlie Neilson
James Mecas
Dan Pine
Louis Bruce
Noel Knockwood
Angus Pontiac
Ernest Tootoosis
Indian History Film Project
Description
Elders discuss traditional religion, it's relationship to Christian religions and its place in traditional healingpractices.
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1982 Elders Conference 3/5

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ted Wheatley
Sam Osawamick
Ernest Debassigae
Joe Yellowhead
Kate Assinewe
Ron Wakegijig
Herman Atkinson
Charlie Neilson
James Mecas
Dan Pine
Louis Bruce
Noel Knockwood
Angus Pontiac
Ernest Tootoosis
Indian History Film Project
Description
Elders stress the importance of tradition and, in particular, the religious and medical traditions of the Indian people.Accounts of two visits to the world of the dead.
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1982 Elders Conference 4/5

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ted Wheatley
Sam Osawamick
Ernest Debassigae
Joe Yellowhead
Kate Assinewe
Ron Wakegijig
Herman Atkinson
Charlie Neilson
James Mecas
Dan Pine
Louis Bruce
Noel Knockwood
Angus Pontiac
Ernest Tootoosis
Indian History Film Project
Description
A conference discussing comparison of Indian and Christian religions and religious ceremonies, traditional songs and dances, and history of Europeans in North America from the Indian viewpoint.
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1983 Elders' Conference 1/5

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ted Wheatley
Ernest Benedict
Angus Nogongiig
Jim Dumont
Johnny Thomas
Sam Osawamick
Alex Fox
John Tootoosis
Louis Bruce
Sid Fiddler
Lawrence Tobacco
Mary Lou Fox
Eddie Benton
Herman Atkinson
Chief Carl Roberts
Indian History Film Project
Description
Return to traditional ceremonies ; traditional vs. non-Indian education ; story of a trickster (Woojy Panaquad) ; electoral attitudes and responsibilities.
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1983 Elders' Conference 2/5

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ted Wheatley
Ernest Benedict
Angus Nogongiig
Jim Dumont
Johnny Thomas
Sam Osawamick
Alex Fox
John Tootoosis
Louis Bruce
Sid Fiddler
Lawrence Tobacco
Mary Lou Fox
Eddie Benton
Herman Atkinson
Carl Roberts
Indian History Film Project
Description
Talks about the traditional teacher in the University setting ; proposal for friendship ceremony between Iroquois and Ojibway ; the Iroquois confederacy ; Kootenay plains initiative to return to traditional lifestyles ; reflections on past and future wars ; and the importance of elders in recovery of traditional values.
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1983 Elders' Conference 4/5

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ted Wheatley
Ernest Benedict
Angus Nogongiig
Jim Dumont
Johnny Thomas
Sam Osawamick
Alex Fox
John Tootoosis
Louis Bruce
Sid Fiddler
Lawrence Tobacco
Mary Lou Fox
Eddie Benton
Herman Atkinson
Chief Carl Robert
Indian History Film Project
Description
The role of education in the loss of spiritual and cultural values ; evidence of previous and planned oppression by non-Indians ; revival of interest in traditional values and the role ofelders as a source of knowledge.
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1983 Elders' Conference 5/5

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ted Wheatley
Ernest Benedict
Angus Nogongiig
Jim Dumont
Johnny Thomas
Sam Osawamick
Alex Fox
John Tootoosis
Louis Bruce
Sid Fiddler
Lawrence Tobacco
Mary Lou Fox
Eddie Benton
Herman Atkinson
Chief Carl Roberts
Indian History Film Project
Description
With increasing interest in traditional culture, the Elders are becoming teachers ; speeches of thanks to organizers and participants.
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1992 Elders Conference: Moose Hide Preparation and Birch Bark Basket Making, Cree Version

Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Opekokew
Harry
Sam Hardlotte
Allan Adam
Description
The video, titled 1992 Elders Conference: Moose Hide Preparation and Birch Bark Basket Making (Cree Version), records these two activities at the elders gathering. Camera by Harry Opekokew and Allan Adam, Cree translator Abel Charles, post production by Sam Hardlotte.

Historical note:

A video produced in 1994 by Saskatchewan Education, Training and Employment, Northern Education Services Branch and Pahkisimon Nuye?ah Library System recording parts of the 1992 Elders Conference north of La Ronge.
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1993 Gathering of Elders - Cree

Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Sam Hardlotte
Abel Charles
Description
The 30-minute video records the activities at the 1993 Gathering of Elders near La Ronge.

Historical note:

A video entitled '1993 Gathering of Elders' was recorded in 1993 by Saskatchewan Education, Training and Employment and shows the activities of the gathering. Camera was by Sam Hardlotte, Glen Markwart and R.J. Morin, narration was by Abel Charles, and post-production was by Sam Hardlotte.
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1993 Gathering of Elders - English

Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Sam Hardlotte
Abel Charles
Description
The 30-minute video records the activities at the 1993 Gathering of Elders near La Ronge.

Historical note:

A video entitled '1993 Gathering of Elders' was recorded in 1993 by Saskatchewan Education, Training and Employment and shows the activities of the gathering. The footage was edited into a finished video in 1994. Camera was by Sam Hardlotte, Glen Markwart and R.J. Morin, narration was by Abel Charles, and post-production was by Sam Hardlotte.
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360 Degrees

Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Caroline Monnet
Description
Follows Sébastien Aubin on a path to learning traditional Aboriginal medicine from Mark Thompson, a healer. Duration: 18:01.
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Aboriginal Disaster Resilience Knowledge Sharing Toolkit

Alternate Title
Aboriginal Disaster Resilience Planning Guide
E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Aboriginal Disaster Resilience Team
Description
Discusses how to use storytelling and talking circles to facilitate sharing traditional knowledge among knowledge holders, their communities and emergency managers about community strengths, past emergencies, existing risks, and wise practices.
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Aboriginal Justice Uses Healing Approach

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Penni Mitchell
Herizons, vol. 12, no. 4, Winter, 1999, pp. 9-[?]
Description
Reports on the launch of an Aboriginal program that offers an offender in Canada an alternative form of justice in a culturally appropriate environment.
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Aboriginal Knowledge and Science Education Research Project

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Gloria Snively
Lorna Williams
Canadian Journal of Native Education, vol. 29, no. 2, 2006, pp. 229-244
Description
Examines project initiated to determine why Aboriginals are underrepresented in high school science classes, how to improve participation rates and promote the choice of science-related occupations.
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An Aboriginal Language Pedagogy Framework for Western New South Wales

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Tyson Yunkaporta
ab-Original, vol. 3, no. 1, 2019, pp. 130-136
Description
Report summarizes progress of an Indigenous community research project that is creating an Aboriginal pedagogy framework for teaching First Peoples' languages in Western New South Wales, Australia.
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Aboriginal Peoples and Knowledge: Decolonizing Our Processes

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Leanne Simpson
Canadian Journal of Native Studies, vol. 21, no. 1, 2001, pp. 137-148
Description
Suggests that Aboriginal scholars need to take control of the uses of traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) and the process by which it is used. Contends that removing TEK from its context devalues it.
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Aboriginal Science Symposium: Enabling Aboriginal Student Success in Post-secondary Institutions

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
J. C. Kulig
M. Duke
J. Solowoniuk
R. Weaselfat
C. Shade
M. Lamb
B. Wojtowicz
Rural and Remote Health, vol. 10, no. 1, January-March 2010, pp. 1-7
Description
Looks at Indigenous & Western scientific world views and discusses practices & recommendations in support of bridging the two knowledge systems to improve positive learning outcomes for Aboriginal students.
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An Aboriginal Worldview of Helping: Empowering Approaches

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Anne Poonwassie
Anne Charter
Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, vol. 35, no. 1, Multicultural Counselling in the Millenium, 2001, pp. 63-73
Description
Looks at holistic approaches to healing and wellness developed by Aboriginal groups.
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Aboriginal Youth Leadership Toolkit

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres (OFIFC)
Description
Looks at a social justice policy wheel: east (resist), south (reclaim), west (construct) and north (act) and cultural teachings of life cycle responsibilities.
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Aboriginal Youth: Risk and Resilience

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Paula Du Hamel
Native Social Work Journal, vol. 5, Articulating Aboriginal Paradigms: Implications for Aboriginal Social Work Practice, November 2003, pp. 213-224
Description
Discusses the­ psycho-social, economic, educational and environmental factors and the impact they have on the socialization experiences of Aboriginal youth. The article also examines the factors that contribute to risk and resiliency.
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Across Generations: Culture, History, and Policy in the Social Ecology of American Indian Grandparents Parenting Their Grandchildren

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
John K. Mooradian
Suzanne L. Cross
Glenn R. Stutzky
Journal of Family Social Work, vol. 10, no. 4, 2006, pp. 81-101
Description
Investigates the motivations for, and experiences of raising grandchildren. Questions asked about motivation included experiences with: the child welfare system, residential schools, foster care and adoptive placements; and the impact of the Indian Child Welfare Act on kinship care.
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ACWS in Conversation with Lewis Cardinal

Alternate Title
Alberta Councial of Women's Shelters in Conversation with Lewis Cardinal
Building Relations Part 2: Stories from Community
Building Relationships Part 1: Lessons From Lewis
Circle Process
Foundations of Indigenous Worldviews
Indigenous Women in Indigenous Societies
Indigenous Women's Leadership
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls: Inquiry and Action
Treaty Relations: Spirit, Intent, and First Nations Perspectives
[In Coversation with Lewis Cardinal]
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Lewis Cardinal
[Tina Fox
Stephanie Harpe
Tracy Bear
Karen MacKenzie
Betty Letendre
Cora Voyageur
Ruth Scalp Lock]
Description
Series of eight hour-long videos developed to educate women's shelter workers, but equally applicable to general audiences. Videos cover wide range of topics such as: treaty relationships; Indigenous worldviews; missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls; Indigenous women in Indigenous societies; women's leadership; and building relationships.
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Alma Kytwayhat Tops List of Order of Merit Recipients

Articles » General
Author/Creator
John Lagimodiere
Eagle Feather News, vol. 12, no. 11, November 2009, p. 9
Description
Highlights the many accomplishments of Elder Alma Kytwayhat of the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation which led to her being named to the Saskatchewan Order of Merit. Article located by scrolling to page 9.
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American Indian Elders' Resilience: Sources of Strength for Building a Healthy Future for Youth

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Carmella B. Kahn
Nicolette I. Teufel-Shone
Christina E. Oré
Michele Henson
Agnes Attakai
American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, vol. 23, no. 3, Strength-based Approaches to Wellness in Indian Country, 2016, pp. 117-133
Description
Reviews literature on intergenerational relationships, culture, self-identity and stories from American Indian Elders in the Urban AI Elders' Research Project about resilience and resilience strategies.
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American Indian Science Education: The Second Step

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Eva Marie Garroutte
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, vol. 23, no. 4, 1999, pp. 91-114
Description
To move forward requires incorporation of Indigenous knowledge into curricula, which will be challenging as each community considers its own traditions and understandings.
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