10 April 2010


In front of us they done everything on this land...
They destroy the land...
We pray and everything started coming back...
Like get our land back, what they owe us
—Tommy Attachie, 2005

"Our Dreamers dreamed in many places throughout our Dane-zaa territory. Their dreams came to them as they moved with their families in a seasonal round. Like all our people, they travelled through our territory, hunting moose and other game, trapping fur-bearing animals, and harvesting plants and berries."

With these words, a virtual tour of Western Canada's history begins — one rooted in Indian people.

"The songs and teachings of our Dreamers, like the stories of our people, are therefore tied to specific places, and to an expert knowledge of the land and its animal and spiritual resources."

While I am finishing up my projects that have taken me away from my native land, why not take a virtual tour of some of the places that are important to those "Dreamers" who came before us. Learn about their connection to the land; how they survived — and what they see as the future.

Visit the virtual museum here:

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