It's Valentine's Day, and with love in the air, we've dipped into CBC Northbeat's archives for this story about Dene love songs, originally aired in 2007.

Historically, Dene love songs are created in the moment. The lyrics are spontaneous, depending on what the individual person is feeling at the time: whether it be love, loneliness, or just thoughts of that one special person.

CBC's Snookie Catholique reports from Behchoko, N.W.T., where a small crowd of elders gathered to sing some of the songs they know from their youth.