Canada's North: By Road
Over the last few years, Ruth and John have traveled often and extensively through Canada's northwest and arctic by road, through the Northwest Territories, to Yellowknife, to the Arctic Ocean, and through the Yukon to Alaska.
They will be showing pictures and short videos of their experiences and impressions, the landscapes and the people of our north
For many years Ruth worked as the on-site EMS at Dene and Cree gatherings on the Little Red River Cree Nation reserve and on the Dene reserve.
The locations are in the far N.W. corner of Alberta, in the general area of High Level.
The actual location of the Cree reserve, takes 4 hours to drive to from High Level, on poorly maintained gravel roads that are not much more than a trail, and includes a barge trip across the Peace River on a 2-car barge/ferry.
Hands down, the location of the Cree reserve is the "most remote* and difficult place to get to that Ruth and John have ever been to, of which they have been to Tuktoyaktuk and the Antarctica.
From 7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Ruth and John will be showing a continuous video of Dene and Cree dancing, singing and drumming, which includes traditional native dancing and ethnic outfits that Ruth recorded
This portion is optional.
Secondly, to be better understand a portion of the presentation, view this 18 minute video about Albert Faille
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