Lessons from Our Elders

Year:
2022
Region:
Northwest Territories
Type:
Finalist
Theme:
Children & Youth
Category:
AIP

Lessons from Our Elders proses to engage high school students in identifying historic artifacts cited in stories told by community Elders. The young people would then have the opportunity to travel to the museum housing those artifacts, observe how 3D scanning technology can be used to create a virtual copy of the artifacts, and interview an Elder, a storyteller who can place the artifacts in their cultural context. By working with ten communities over a one-year period, this project aims to produce a virtual exhibition with artifacts that most Northerners would otherwise never see, and stories that most Northerners would otherwise never hear.

Nominator: Frederick Blake Jr.
Member of the NWT Legislative Assembly
Team:
Sharon Snowshoe, Director Culture & Heritage, Gwich’in Tribal Council (team lead)