Collecting Oral Traditions on the Great Northern Peninsula
To digitally record the oral traditions from the Great Northern Peninsula in order to preserve the culture and teach others about the history.
Like many places, there are culturally specific traditions that make the Great Northern Peninsula unique. However, many of the older people who have knowledge of these traditions are getting older and dying without permanently sharing their knowledge. If information about these traditions is not recorded from these people soon, it will be lost forever. It is important to have historical information recorded in order for these communities to hold on to their specific culture, as well as to teach their own members, young people, and visitors, about their history and what makes them unique.
Roles for Memorial University:
To digitally record interviews with people who have knowledge about the history and the traditions of the Great Northern Peninsula.
Lead: Jennifer Payne - Central Development Association
Jennifer Payne, 709 - 243-2294 (phone), 243-2254 (fax)
St. Anthony - Port au Choix
Zone 6 - Nordic
Zone 7 - Red Ochre
Zone 8 - Humber
Heritage institutions (Arts, entertainment and recreation)
Tourism (Public administration — Local, municipal and regional public administration — Other local, municipal and regional public administration)
Folklore (Arts, Culture & Heritage)
Tourism (Tourism and Recreation)
Folklore, Faculty of Arts (STJ)
School of Music (STJ)