The Drum [Video – 16:27] (2010)

This video focuses on a drum-making workshop held at the Ekati Diamond mine in the Northwest Territories. The workshop was part of a series organized by BHP Billiton Canada, which developed the mine, to introduce its multinational employees to local Aboriginal culture.

The workshop is led by two Tlicho elders. The Tlicho, also known as Dogrib, are part of the broader designation of Dene Aboriginal people.

The video shows how wood and caribou hide are used to make the drums. It also explains the integral role of the drum in the Tlicho way of life and sense of community, and offers an example of the importance of the oral tradition in Aboriginal culture.

Throughout the video, the elders speak in Dogrib. Subtitles are provided.

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