Wolf Art by Lawrence Dean Charlie




Caribou Art by Lawrence Dean Charlie




People of the Lakes Book Launch

Images by: Megan Williams, Michael Peter, and Shirleen Smith

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Megan Williams preparing to transport boxes of ''People of the Lakes'' books to the community hall for the Book Launch. Snow Mobile sled load of boxes of ''People of the Lakes'' books on the way to the community hall for the Book Launch. Mary Jane Moses setting up at the community hall. Erika Tizya prepared to give out free copies of ''People of the Lakes'' to each household and to sell additional copies. Tracy Rispin heading up for a sneak preview of the book. Community members starting to fill the community hall. Mary Jane Moses - on the clock. Megan Williams conferring with Chief Joe Linklater on the schedule of events while near-by the Chief’s niece is already reading ''People of the Lakes.'' Megan Williams introducing the book launch. Community members  and visitors listening to the book launch presentations. Mary Jane Moses' remarks representing the Heritage Committee. Marion Schafer translating the Heritage Committee remarks into Gwich'in. Chief Joe Linklater speaking about the history of ''People of the Lakes'' and significance to his people. Chief Joe Linklater presenting gift of appreciation to Heritage Committee member Jane Montgomery. The gift is a digital photo frame featuring photos of their numerous trips interviewing Elders throughout the Vuntut Gwitchin traditional territory. Chief Joe Linklater presenting gift of appreciation to Heritage Committee member Mary Jane Moses. The gift is a digital photo frame featuring photos of their numerous trips interviewing Elders throughout the Vuntut Gwitchin traditional territory. Chief Joe Linklater presenting gift of appreciation to Heritage Committee member Marion Schafer. The gift is a digital photo frame featuring photos of their numerous trips interviewing Elders throughout the Vuntut Gwitchin traditional territory. Chief Joe Linklater presenting gift of appreciation to Heritage Committee member Robert Bruce Jr. The gift is a digital photo frame featuring photos of their numerous trips interviewing Elders throughout the Vuntut Gwitchin traditional territory. Chief Joe Linklater presenting gift of appreciation to Heritage Manager Megan Williams. The gift is a digital photo frame featuring photos of their numerous trips interviewing Elders throughout the Vuntut Gwitchin traditional territory. Marion Schafer presenting gift of appreciation to researcher and co-author Shirleen Smith. The gift is a pair of beaded slippers made by Elizabeth Kaye and her daughter Marla Charlie, a framed beading by Sherrie Frost and a set of Old Crow Olympic Torch Relay hat, mitts and scarf. Shirleen Smith thanking the community. Megan Williams reading the photo album acknowledgements and dedication. Presentation of photo albums to Elders who contributed to the book by Mary Jane Moses and Marion Schafer. Nancy Flett receiving her mother Dolly Josie's album on behalf of her family. Joel Peter receiving his grandparents Joe and Myra Kaye's album on behalf of his family. Chief Joe Linklater receiving his parents Charlie and Emily Linklater's album on behalf of his family. Florence Netro receiving her mother Mary Netro's album on behalf of her family. Stanley Njootli Sr. receiving his album. Ida Tizya receiving her uncle Andrew Tizya's album on behalf of her family. Erika Tizya receiving her grandparents Old Peter and Clara (Linklater) Tizya's album on behalf of her family. John Joseph Kaye receiving his grandparents Moses and Martha Tizya's album on behalf of his family. Mary Jane Moses reading the Gwich'in book plate placed in all the community books thanking the Vuntut Gwitchin for their stories. It reads ''Dinjii zhuh nits'oo gogwiindai' nakhwah goondak geenjit Hai' noojiidinuu. Jii oozhii nakhwats'an aatsii.'' The English reads: ''With Our Compliments.'' Celebrated Gwich'in caterer, Renee Charlie, setting up for supper of roast caribou meat, mashed potatoes, rice salad, gravy and desert of berries and vanilla ice cream. Esau Schafer and Marla Charlie looking at photos. Community members John Joseph Kaye, Elizabeth Kaye, Saniz Catholique and Joe Linklater. Community members lining up to pick up household copies of ''People of the Lakes'', purchase extra copies and sign up for copies of the photo album. Stanley Njootli Sr in his beaded vest sitting beside Elder Joel Peter. RCMP Constable Karen Olito picking up ''People of the Lakes'' copies for the Old Crow RCMP members. Chief Zzeh Gittlit School Principal Steve Climie picking up his copy of ''People of the Lakes.'' Community members Shawn Bruce and Derek Kapuschak reading their copies of ''People of the Lakes.'' Shirleen Smith and Mary Jane Moses holding ''People of the Lakes'' and the Elders photo album. Elder Dick Nukon, Marion Schafer, Mary Jane Moses, Megan Williams, Jane Montgomery, Robert Bruce Jr., and Shirleen Smith with ''People of the Lakes'' and Elders photo album.

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