Dehcho Ndehe Gha Nadaotsethe "Fighting for Our Land"

Rebecca Garrett and Dehcho First Nations

2009, 67:00 minutes, colour, English


The Dehcho Dene have lived in Denendeh from time immemorial. The Dehcho First Nations have been involved in negotiations with the governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories for over thirty years. At the point of this work's completion in 2009, a fair, equitable, satisfactory agreement had still not been reached. The stakes are high and time is running out. Pressure continues to mount from government and from resource extraction industries, and their ability to control information and communications media has caused serious divisions in the region.

Dehcho Ndehe Gha Nadaotsethe "Fighting for Our Land" tells the history of the land, people and culture of Denendeh from pre-contact up to the present. In the video, our history is spoken by many different voices from all of the communities in the Dehcho, This community based video was initiated by the Dehcho First Nations and produced and directed by Rebecca Garrett. The goal of the project was to inform and educate, and to promote unity within Dehcho First Nations communities.

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