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