First Nations Legends from the 80’s and 90’s
From the hardships, to the life lessons learned from living the traditional lifestyle of living off the land.
Find stories about the various histories of First Nations lands, and the lifestyles that were prevalent in the 1940’s to early 1990’s.
In the earlier years of NCI, Television was also used.
One of the feature shows highlighted in those times was called Kehte-Hiyak [KEH-TAY-UKK]. Elders of various First Nations share “legends” of “Wetigoo”, as well as the telling of the traditional lifestyle in which they were brought up in.
You can find these videos on Youtube under the channel NCI Manitoba
In the first part of this story, Phillip Bighetty talks about the hardships of his youth growing up in the lifestyle. He also shares some history as he knows it of the land and its trades. Philips goes on to share the differences in the upbringing of youth in his youth as opposed to the youth being brought up in his elder years.
The second portion is Angelique Linklater of Brochet telling a story of how different tribes hated each other and committed major crimes.
Currently available are elders from:
South Indian lake
& Nelson House.