The Kaska Woman Stolen by Cree

In this video Kaska Elder Mida Donnessey tells a short story about a Kaska woman who was abducted by Cree raiders. This woman later escaped from her capturers and returned to her homeland. The videos are saved in a Windows Media format and are aproximately 12 MB. To download them to your hard drive: In windows right click and save as. On a Mac alt and click.



Told by Tom Smith, translated by William Atkinson, recorded by Kate Hennessy. June 2004.

Our Country

Tagish Elder Lucy Wren, recorded by Norman James and Pat Moore. July 2005.

Dlēze, dlēze, yā gā́nhtān-ā?

Maggie Dick (Frances Lake dialect)

Kaska Alphabet Kʼū́géʼ

Leda Jules (Pelly Banks dialect)


Leda Jules (Pelly Banks dialect)

Dzīdze nesbéʼ, nasghosh nesbéʼ

Louise McDonald (Lower Liard dialect)

Djīdje astsats, dahwash astsats.

Alice Watson Brodhagen (Lower Liard dialect)

I am cutting with a knife, I am cutting caribou hide

Mida Donnessey (Liard dialect)

Jocelyn Wolftail talking about boarding school, speaking Kaska, and her work as a teacher

Maggie Dick talking about her mom, school, and handgames

Maggie Dick talking about her parents

Jocelyn Wolftail talking about land, family and sewing

Maggie Dick talking about growing up by Frances and helping out

Dorothy Smith and Mary Maje rive from Ross River to Watson Lake

Dorothy Smith tells a story about Robert Campbell, and the story of Kaska people fighting strangers at Grassy Lake

Dennis Porter talks about growing up and the importance of the Kaska language

Leda Jules talks about Lower Post Residential School

Clara Donnessey speaks about growing up, the importance of listening, and the changing weather

Mida Donnessey talks growing up and learning from her parents

Maggie Dick talks about her visit to Ross River

Mary Maje and Dorothy Smith talks about how parents were forced to send their children to Residential School and how people were forced to move off the land

Dorothy Smith talks about growing up and Residential School

Ann Szabo talks about how people used to managed the wolf population and the importance of sharing meat

Rose Caesar talks about problems with wolves in the village and her struggle to speak Kaska

Dennis and John Porter talking about living in the bush

Dorothy Smith talks about the negative impacts of alcohol

Dorothy Smith and Mary Maje speak about traditional restorative justice

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