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Tadoule Lake: The People Themselves

The Story


In 1956, the federal government relocated about 250 members of the Sayisi Dene of Duck Lake to an area outside of Churchill, which became known as "Camp 10".  The move proved devastating for the residents, and in 1966 the remaining members were moved to a new location within the boundaries of Churchill, to an area which came to be known as Dene Village. Finally, in 1973, the community chose to move to the Tadoule Lake area. Five years after, CBC Television news reported on the progress of the Sayisi Dene of Tadoule Lake.

Broadcast Medium: Television
Program: 24 Hours
Broadcast Date: Nov. 21, 1978
Reporter: Ricki Katz
Guests: Peter Yassie, Les Osland, John Cutlip, Sam Bussidore, Jessie Duck, Bob Lowery, Caroline Yassie, Peter Thorassie, Keith Rawlings, Ernie Bussidore, Sandy Tom, Jerry Tom
Duration: 24:20
Note: The content of this clip has been edited for copyright.

Did You know?


• On Aug. 16, 2016, Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, made an apology on behalf of the government to the Sayesi Dene people for the role the government played in their relocation in 1956.  That story is here.


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