Remembering Our Relations
Dënesųłıné Oral Histories of Wood Buffalo National Park
Wood Buffalo National Park is located in the heart of Dënesųłıné homelands, where Dené people have lived from time immemorial. Central to the creation, expansion, and management of this park, Canada’s largest at nearly 45,000 square kilometers, was the eviction of Dënesųłıné people from their home, the forced separation of Dené families, and restriction of their Treaty rights.
Remembering Our Relations tells the history of Wood Buffalo National Park from a Dené perspective and within the context of Treaty 8. Oral history and testimony from Dené Elders, knowledge-holders, leaders, and community members place Dënesųłıné voices first. Remembering Our Relations deliberately challenges how Dené experiences have been erased.