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 teaching


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


Drive from Ross River to Watson Lake


The story of Robert Campbell and the story of fighting strangers


Dennis Porter talks about the Kaska language


Leda Jules talks about Lower Post Residential School


Kaska Conversations: Growing up, taking care of each other, listening and changing weather


Kaska Conversations: Mida Donnessey talks growing up and learning from her parents


Kaska Conversations: Maggie Dick talks about her visit to Ross River


Kaska Conversations: Parents being forced to send children to Residential School and move


Kaska Conversations: Dorothy Smith talks about growing up and Residential School


Kaska Conversations: Controlling the wolf population and sharing meat


Kaska Conversations: Rose Caesar talks about wolves and struggling to speak Kaska


Kaska Conversations: Dennis and John Porter talking about living in the bush


Kaska Conversations: Dorothy Smith talks about the negative impacts of alcohol


Kaska Conversations: Dorothy Smith and Mary Maje speak about traditional restorative justice