Dene Legend of The Boy and The Deer


Margaret Reynolds, a Dene woman from La Plonge First Nation, shares a Dene story with an audience at the First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv) Elders' Gathering in Prince Albert, SK in March 2020. This is a story about a grandmother and a child she took care of.  Both the child and the grandmother feared the other would leave them, and they depended on each other for their survival. They hunted together and each of them said, “As long as I can be with you, we will never starve.” This legend reinforces the belief that, no matter how small you are, you can do anything in life.

Acknowledgement Protocol

Please read this Acknowledgement before the start of this video to respect the knowledge that is being shared and the Land of the People where the knowledge originates:

We respectfully acknowledge the original lands of the Indigenous Peoples of Treaty 4: Cree, Saulteaux, Nakota, Dakota, Lakota and Treaty 6: Cree, Saulteaux, Dene, and Dakota whose language and stories are shared by Elders and Knowledge Keepers. As well, we acknowledge the homeland to many winged, four-legged, crawling, and water creatures.

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Creative Team

Name Role/Job Title Place
Margaret Reynolds, La Plonge First Nation Guest Speaker, First Nations University of Canada Elders' Gathering Prince Albert, SK
Alina Perrault NCCIE Video Editor Regina, SK
Steffany Salloum NCCIE Videographer, Community Research Associate, and Website Manager Saskatoon, SK

This video is about:

Sharing Dene legends from La Plonge First Nation
in: Prince Albert, SK

Video Details

Length of Video 11:14 minutes
Is there content in this video that is inappropriate to show young children? No


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