Edge YK Interview

Edge YK Interview

Amos Scott summer of 2012 INTRO: A second-generation Northern communicator, Amos has worked at a variety of media outlets from APTN to CBC. Now working for the Native Communications Society’s NCS Productions, he’s the creator/producer of Dene A Journey, a six- part documentary series set to air nationally on APTN next year. EDGE: What’s Dene A Journey about? Scott: “In a nutshell, it’s a reconnection story. Dene A Journey gives a young Aboriginal person an opportunity to leave their urban environment and their modern life and to reconnect with their cultural and ancestral life by going out into a remote bush camp.” E: I understand part of the idea flowed out of the old Our Dene Elders TV show, but explain the show for someone who’s never seen it. S: “Our Dene Elders was a TV show produced by the Native Communications Society for APTN. As a show, it was simply elders, talking about their lives in their languages. It was a pretty basic set up in terms of production value, just a camera in one position for the most part, filming the elder talking about their lives. But APTN decided they didn’t want that anymore. They wanted us to…

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Streaming on APTN

Dene A Journey Microsite Launched – Thanks to APTN! Each week follow a new journey of discovery as a different people undertake the task of discovering their traditional Dene language and culture by going out and experiencing time-honoured activities. Go to http://www.aptn.ca/deneajourney