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Berger at 35: New website launched
Yesterday marked thirty-five years since Justice Thomas Berger released the first volume of Northern Frontier, Northern Homeland. Now, the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre is celebrating the anniversary with the release of a new website.
The website hosts a photo gallery with images from hearings in Fort Simpson, Wrigley, Nahanni Butte, Fort Providence, Jean Marie River, Trout Lake, Kakisa, and Fort Liard. There is an audio archive of interviews with Georges Erasmus, Father René Fumoleau, and Peter Puxley, along with speeches by a number of speakers before Justice Berger. The Inquiry Film—a 1976 documentary that won Best Documentary at the Canadian Film Festival Awards—is also available for screening. Finally, there is an extensive archive of newspaper clippings.
The site is an excellent resource for anyone interested in revisiting this significant period in Northwest Territories’ history. At thirty-five years, the impact of the Berger Inquiry is still reverberating across the territory. This site helps to remind us of the Inquiry’s power and how it helped shape the modern North.
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