OUR HISTORY

Our stories extend back to the time when life began in this land. We were here when the ice left, when the fish returned to the rivers and when the gold seekers stormed into our country changing things forever. We have survived much because we are flexible and adaptable. We are once again in the process of renewing our culture to meet the demands of the modern age. 

DÄNOJÀ, THE DISTANT TIME
In the distant time, we harken back to the beginning of life in our land, how the earth was formed, how the sun and moon came to be and how we lived our lives before the newcomers arrived. 
RECENT HISTORY

​For millennia, our people passed on our stories and knowledge through the oral tradition. From the mid-19th century, newcomers moved into our traditional territory and began recording their own impressions of this land and its people through their photographs and writings. As they settled in our land, they also became part of our history.

RENEWAL, OUR FUTURE

​Recovering from the trauma of losing our land and freedoms has been a long process. But we are restoring our culture and independence bit by bit, making it strong and viable in the modern world. 

DÄNOJÀ, THE DISTANT TIME
In the distant time, we harken back to the beginning of life in our land, how the earth was formed, how the sun and moon came to be and how we lived our lives before the newcomers arrived. 
RECENT HISTORY

​For millennia, our people passed on our stories and knowledge through the oral tradition. From the mid-19th century, newcomers moved into our traditional territory and began recording their own impressions of this land and its people through their photographs and writings. As they settled in our land, they also became part of our history.

RENEWAL, OUR FUTURE

​Recovering from the trauma of losing our land and freedoms has been a long process. But we are restoring our culture and independence bit by bit, making it strong and viable in the modern world. 

DÄNOJÀ, THE DISTANT TIME
In the distant time, we harken back to the beginning of life in our land, how the earth was formed, how the sun and moon came to be and how we lived our lives before the newcomers arrived. 
RECENT HISTORY

​For millennia, our people passed on our stories and knowledge through the oral tradition. From the mid-19th century, newcomers moved into our traditional territory and began recording their own impressions of this land and its people through their photographs and writings. As they settled in our land, they also became part of our history.

RENEWAL, OUR FUTURE

​Recovering from the trauma of losing our land and freedoms has been a long process. But we are restoring our culture and independence bit by bit, making it strong and viable in the modern world.