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Episode 3 - George Blondin


georgeblondin.jpgGeorge Blondin came from a family of powerful Dene medicine men. He was raised around Great Bear Lake in the Northwest Territories, in a time when a man with medicine power could guide a bullet with his mind, or heal a wound with his breath. Convinced that the stories of his people would be lost forever, George picked up a pen. With a Grade Three residential school education, George authored three books and hundreds of newspaper columns detailing some of the most astonishing and supernatural events in the history of the Dene people. The storyteller and hunter also became a celebrated native activist and vice-president of the Dene Nation. A remarkable man who danced to the beat of his own drum.

The documentary on George Blondin was by Catherine Pigott in Yellowknife.

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