Portraits: Gameti, Northwest Territories / by Pat Kane

The headscarf is an iconic image of Dene women in the Northwest Territories. Maryann Mantla shows her colourful scarf decorated with flowers. 

The headscarf is an iconic image of Dene women in the Northwest Territories. Maryann Mantla shows her colourful scarf decorated with flowers. 

This week I travelled to Gameti, Northwest Territories to photograph some of the people there, including their elders. I had a really wonderful time meeting everyone and hanging out in the community (my first time to Gameti too!). It's a beautiful little village between two large lakes and surrounded by bluffs. If you get the chance to visit, you really should. 

Big thank you to the Tli Cho First Nation and the community of Gameti - especially Belinda Blackduck who set it all up and invited me, and to Rita for translating and helping gather the elders. And thanks to everyone who stopped by to have their picture taken!

I hope you enjoy the photos!

Liza Mantla

Liza Mantla

Fred Mantla

Fred Mantla

Rosie Mantla

Rosie Mantla

Alphonse Apples

Alphonse Apples

Maryann Mantla

Maryann Mantla

Joe Mantla

Joe Mantla

Therese Gon

Therese Gon

Charlie Gon

Charlie Gon

Maryadele Wetrade

Maryadele Wetrade

Marion Apples

Marion Apples

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David Wedawin, Chief of Gameti

David Wedawin, Chief of Gameti

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