The pounding drums, the singing, and the showmanship!

The hand game is a vital part of Dene culture across the north. Games can go on all night, for big prizes. It is a sport of skill, stealth and excitement.

The NWT Archives has many photos of people playing hand games. Sometimes we are missing the names for people in photographs. Can you identify who is in the pictures? Perhaps your uncle, grandfather or neighbour is playing. Maybe your cousins or aunts are watching in the crowd!