“Trails of our Ancestors” application deadline is June 20, 2012 and selection will take place on June 21, 2012 and the names selected will be posted on June 22, 2012.
The Trail of Our Ancestors was implemented by the Treaty 11 Council in 1992. The Tåîchô Government continues to support the Trails Of Our Ancestors to revive our language, way of Life, culture, values and beliefs.
Through our elders, oral history is passed on to us about how people traveled by canoe in the fall to harvest caribou in the barren lands, collect hides for clothing, equipment, and shelter. Including traveling in the spring, our elders told stories of travel to familiar fishing grounds by birch bark canoe.
The Trials of the Ancestors have always considered to be a vision to re-trace our past and see it through the eyes of our elders. Traveling by canoe, our people honor their ancestors and experience the traditional spirit that will carry on with them for generations. Today, we have had over 2000 people who have participated since the Trials of the Ancestors was implemented in 1992.
The canoe trip is a lot of hard work but at the end, we have sense of great accomplishment and achievement. The youth share their feeling with fellow team members and families about their once in a life time experience of traveling with canoes on the land. Our youth participants has increased and growing each year.
The Tåîchô Annual Gathering will be held in Wekweètì this year on June 10th to 12th, 2012.
If you would like participated in the Trails of Our Ancestors Journey - Download Application here in PDF
Contact Tony Rabesca, Director of Language, Culture & Communications Dept for more info:
Address: PO Box 412, Behchokö NT XOE OYO
Tel:867.392-6381 ext 208