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Yukon Women's Project fonds
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- Yukon Women's Project
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17 audio tape reels;.3 m of textual records
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No information available. Function: In 1974 Jenny Jack conducted a series of interviews at various Yukon communities to gather oral histories of the traditional and contemporary lives of Yukon native women.
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The fonds consists of recordings and partial transcripts of interviews with Yukon First Nations women about their traditional and contemporary lives. The interviews were part of the Yukon Women's Project. Clara Frost, Sara Able, Mira Moses, Renee Charlie, and Jeanne Harbottle discuss the traditional lifestyles of native women, including medicine, food preservation, childbirth and the sexual division of labour. Judy Gingell, Peggy Nolan and Rachel Dawson describe the problems faced by contemporary native women, such as the loss of native status, discrimination and employment. Marnie Ryder, Hilda Hellaby and Mattie Chapman discuss public health service in various Indian villages, Anglican Church history, residential schools and their own lives in Yukon. Recordings of these interviews were donated. Yukon Archives has transcripts but no recordings for interviews with Bessie Lawrence, Mary Rich, Maggie Waddington, Edith Bohmen and Mary Charlie. Interviews were conducted by Jenny Jack in 1974.
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- Some of the interviews are in various native languages. All transcripts are in English.
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There are no donor-imposed restrictions on this material. General copyright or institutional or legal restrictions may apply.
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Cassette descriptions prepared by Yukon Archives are filed in with the transcripts.