MD of Opportunity #17

MD of Opportunity #17

As part of local heritage initiatives, the Municipal District of Opportunity No.17 recorded oral histories to help capture the area's past by gathering the stories and experiences of residents of the various MD communities. An MD team recorded eight interviews with Indigenous residents of Calling Lake. The MD Opportunity No.17 Library Board continued the work on the project, hired LIndisfarne Productions Inc. and arranged more interviews of Indigenous residents (mostly Elders) in Wabasca, Lake Chipewyan, Trout Lake, Sandy Lake and Peerless Lake.  The production company also edited and added footage to the existing Calling Lake videos. In this way the Library Board supported the original aim of the MD to educate and preserve community history, as well as supporting the Public Library Services Branch Indigenous Outreach program.  These videos offer a compelling snapshot of some of the people who made these communities vibrant. For more information about the Municipal District of Opportunity No.17 please visit www.mdopportunity.ab.ca