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  • Harold Dayshun Goodsky Part 3

    Elder Times

    Production Date: June 28, 2014

    Harold shares about his younger male relatives, their struggles and accomplishments. Harold feels a lot has changed in the reservation community from when he was growing up.

  • Kay Davis Part 1

    Elder Times

    Production Date: June 28, 2014

    Kay grew up in Montana and did not learn of her 'Indian'ness' until she was much older. Kay was 27 when she first came to an 'Indian Reservation' and shares how she fell in love with her biological father and the reservation.

  • Kay Davis Part 2

    Elder Times

    Production Date: June 28, 2014

    Kay shares more about her father and his practice in the local pow wows. Kay doesn't feel that she is a 'traditional indian' but the quarter of Indian blood within her, is what fills her heart and feels a pride as this is who she is.

  • Gary Strong Part 1

    Elder Times

    Production Date: June 28, 2014

    Gary shares how people used to hunt for ducks across the lake and watching them come home in their canoes. Gary shares the memory of damage caused by a tornado near the village when he was younger.

  • Gary Strong Part 2

    Elder Times

    Production Date: June 28, 2014

    Gary as a young person always had something to do. Hunting and sharing his game with elders was a common and valued thing with him.

  • Ken Boney Part 1

    Elder Times

    Production Date: June 28, 2014

    Ken remembers life was pretty tough when he was growing up but he was a happy. Ken helping Elders is still an important thing in his life today.

  • Ken Boney Part 3

    Elder Times

    Production Date: June 28, 2014

    Ken shares the old days back when they used to have Chiefs that led the people in the community. Ken shares how they used to use sticks with colored cloth to mark off parts of the lake during ricing season.

  • Ken Boney Part 4

    Elder Times

    Production Date: June 28, 2014

    Ken believes that people using their powers for selfish reasons is abuse and results in the loss of those personal powers. Ken used to go to Canada to talk with Elders to interpret the dreams that he was having.

  • Linda Barto Part 1

    Elder Times

    Production Date: June 28, 2014

    Linda recalls wild rice season when she was about 7 and 8 years old and the many visitors from all over coming in to rice. The people used to leave their canoes and belongings by the lake with no fear of things being stolen.

  • Linda Barto Part 2

    Elder Times

    Production Date: June 28, 2014

    Linda remembers how significant country music was in the native american community in her youth. Linda and family used to go camping to pick berries and how the sale of those berries provided much needed items.

  • Ron Boshey Part 1

    Elder Times

    Production Date: June 28, 2014

    Ron was born and raised in the Nett Lake village. He grew up with the Strong boys, cutting wood, hauling water for the families.

  • Ron Boshey Part 2

    Elder Times

    Production Date: June 28, 2014

    Ron and his cousins would like to wait for the ricers to come off the lake and see if they had left over sandwhiches. The selling of berries bought a lot of needed goods for the house and animals. The treat of maple syrup was a favorite of Ron's.

  • Ron Boshey Part 3

    Elder Times

    Production Date: June 28, 2014

    Ron remembers there used to be a carnival during the spring pow wow celebration. The carnival had a ferris wheel, swing rides etc. He shares the images of the dance regalia the dancers used to wear in those days.

  • Harold Dayshun Goodsky Part 2

    Elder Times

    Production Date: June 27, 2014

    Harold, shares how he got his first pipe and who gave it to him. Harold recalls his mother screaming at a snake on the dirt floor of the log cabin he grew up in.

  • Harold Dayshun Goodsky Part 1

    Elder Times

    Production Date: June 12, 2014

    Harold, the last living member of his immediate family recalls how as a young boy an elder medicine man came to visit him in the hospital. The old medicine man had Harold's parents take him home, so the elder medicine man could do a healing ceremony to save Harold's life.

  • Ken Boney Part 2

    Elder Times

    Production Date: May 23, 2014

    Ken recalls Ira White, the indian agent that lived in the community and let Ken watch tv when he was young. Ken remembers going on 3 and 4 day camping trips to pick berries across the lake.

  • Linda Barto Part 3

    Elder Times

    Production Date: May 23, 2014

    Linda talks about the curvy dirt road into town and how her uncles used to work for the county to help maintain those roads. Linda was born in a house here in the village of Nett Lake.

  • Kay Davis Part 3

    Elder Times

    Production Date: April 11, 2014

    Kay, being a Tribal Historian describes the Chippewa migration from the east coast to where we live in minnesota today. Kay's adult children, that live out of state, want Kay to come live with them, in their homes but Kay wants to stay here in Nett Lake, where she feels comfortable.

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