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Aseniwuche Winewak Oral Histories

The Aseniwuche Winewak Nation of Canada Key Elders interviews were recorded in the summer of 2006 and winter of 2007. Craig Candler, PhD in Anthropology, conducted the extensive sessions. Only eight elders were involved as time and capital were of the essence. An average of three days was spent with each Elder. In this video clip, the team is in conversation with Elder Mike Moberly, a direct descendant of Ewan Moberly, who was evicted from what is now Jasper National Park. Vivian McDonald was on translation duty and Marc Levasseur did the audio and video technical support.

The Nation is having interviews transcribed verbatim so that all can enjoy the richness of the experience that the Elders are sharing. Marc Levasseur, Traditional Land Use Study Coordinator, notes: "This was a great opportunity as exposure to this caliber of work resulted in the documents and interview techniques that we use today. Since then some more work has been done with other Elders to capture as many stories and life experience as they are willing to share."

Play MovieElder Mike Moberly,
A direct descendant of Ewan Moberly, who was evicted from what is now Jasper National Park.
Play MovieElders Interview,
The video excerpts are from interviews with Marie McDonald, Dean Wanyandie, Mike Moberly and Joe Karakuntie. The first three are talking about the importance of transferring and sharing knowledge that is the cornerstone of the Aseniwuche Winewak Traditional Land Use Study. Joe Karakuntie talks about the importance of GPSing and relating it to an incident that happened in the past.
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