First Nations Legends from the 80’s and 90’s

 In NCI News

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:


Cross lake

South Indian lake

Fort Alexander

Berens River

Split Lake

Pelican Narrows

Shoal River

Cumberland House

Grand Rapids

Lac Brochet

Hollow Water.

Norway House


& Nelson House.


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