Tools & Artifacts

 Learn about tools and artifacts of the Tłı̨chǫ:

  • Buffum Family Collection - The Buffum Family Collection is made up of eight pieces of clothing and bags that were carefully kept after the family moved south. In 1987, Marylyn (Buffum) Orchuk donated the collection to the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Read more.
  • Moose skin bag sewn with sinewmade by Prisque Winlatto for her son, Vital Thomas.  Read more
  • Sinew - Kw'e - strong, hard thread made of caribou. Read more.
  • Tłı̨chǫ Ekwǫ̀ Nı̨hmbàa Project - this exhibit documents a joint project to replicate a caribou skin lodge using traditional means. Read more. 
  • Tłı̨chǫ Ewò Kǫ̀nı̨hmbàa - The Dogrib Caribou Skin Lodge - this exhibit documents the return of the caribou skin lodge from Iowa. Read more. 
  • Tłı̨chǫ K'ielà project- begun in the spring of 1996, was a collaborative effort to build a birchbark canoe in the style of the traditional Tłı̨chǫ canoes. Read more.
  • Winter moccasins with caribou skin liners - made in 1978 by a group of women sewing for Operation Heritage in Behchokǫ̀.  Read more