Our Life, Our Land, Our Voice
Fifty years ago, we watched the birth of the Dene Nation. We were a scrappy bunch of rebels trying to protect what was ours. This is the story of how a great northern people took control of its destiny.
At Grandin College, the assembled Dene, Métis, and Inuvialuit students were made to feel like we mattered. We could wear our hair long. We could speak our own language. We were treated like human beings and told we could actually aspire to serve the North in a meaningful way. Across our different cultures we communicated with each other like family. Out of the seeds that were planted in Grandin came future premiers, politicians, Dene Nation chiefs, and us—an author and a filmmaker.
See full article published on the Up Here – The Voice of Canada’s Far North website.