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1899 and After

Treaty 8 Peoples Today

Treaty #8 Commission Trail During the celebrations and discussion around the 100th anniversary of the signing of Treaty 8 in 1999, a number of oral history interviews were recorded with elders from the area. Here are a few samples of what they shared with the interviewers.

To listen to the interviews, Windows Media Player, available free from Microsoft, or a free mp3 player like Winamp or RealPlayer, available free from RealNetworks. Windows Media Player,  RealPlayer and RealJukebox all can play mp3s also.

First Nations elders oral histories:

Victoria Calliou, former Band Councillor, 
Sucker Creek Reservation, Grouard.
Interview in English by Brian Calliou.

Mary Houle, Fort Chipewyan.
Interview in Cree. 

Josephine Mercredi, Fort Saskatchewan.
Interview in Cree.

John Tustawits, Grandson of Duncan Tustawits 
(signatory of Treaty 8), Peace River.
Interview in English by Karen Reilly. 

 

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