Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Dawson Teslin, Yukon Territory

Fair address: Yukon/Stikine Regional Heritage Fair

Project: Sam Johnston

My project is about our Elder, Sam Johnston. He is a role model in our community and an excellent story teller. You will see the humorous story about a bear and a man running down a hill. Hope you enjoy.

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

I learned that respect is very important. You need to be respectful towards your interviewee, your audience, and yourself during the interview process.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

What I learned was we should respect the person we are filming. Your focus is the person you are interviewing and we should listen and learn from the information they are sharing. The information you are filming is not only for others, but it is also for you to learn from.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

Today, we have a lot technology to save, capture, observe and share stories. In Sam's day, he was told a story and he would capture, observe and share it (his stories) by retelling it through story telling.

  • Gisela Roesel

    Great job Dawson
    07/07/2017 10:08:10 AM

  • David Eldred

    Well done sir.
    21/06/2017 7:19:13 PM

  • Marylou Gross

    Love storytelling! Great video
    21/06/2017 11:42:17 AM

  • Lugene Folz

    Great job, Dawson
    20/06/2017 6:21:17 PM

  • Linda Caster

    Great Job Dawson! You get my vote.
    20/06/2017 4:30:53 PM

  • Barbara Taft

    Good job!
    20/06/2017 1:00:34 PM

  • Shirley

    Very professional.
    20/06/2017 12:29:23 PM

  • Emilie Baker

    You are awesome dawsie, and I love the video!!!!!!!!!
    20/06/2017 11:00:25 AM

  • Robert Bowker

    Nice production!
    20/06/2017 10:16:53 AM

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Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.