The Drum is a short documentary about a series of Dene Drum-making workshops held at EKATI diamond mine.
The purpose of these workshops was to introduce BHP Billiton's multi-national employees to local aboriginal culture through a fun, hands-on learning experience; building a Caribou skin drum.
Tlicho elders Phillip and Rosa Huskey spoke to the groups about their home and history, culture and traditions, language and land. Their daughter Mabel translated from Dogrib to English and provided expert instruction, alongside her parents.
This film is dedicated to the Tłı̨chǫ First Nation.
© BHP Billiton Canada
Produced by Artless Media, 2010
Follow the links below for more info:
EKATI Diamond Mine -
Tlicho website -