Mary Jane Moses
Community: Old Crow, YK
Nation: Tetl’it Gwich’in
Bio: Mary Jane Moses is Tetl’it Gwich’in, born and raised in Fort McPherson. She has lived in Old Crow since 1979. She has a strong traditional background and is very proud to be a Gwich’in filmmaker since 2001. She has produced 9 short films to date. Her films all depict her Gwich’in way of life and she is very proud to share this with the rest of the world. Mary Jane has worked for the VGFN Heritage Branch since 2003 as Heritage Coordinator, prior to that in 1999, she began as a Gwich’in language transcriber. She works in the areas of language culture and heritage, a job that takes her all over the Vuntut Gwitchin map with the Oral History Project, flying to traditional place names on the VG map, collecting, recording data/knowledge from VG members about life on the land and traditional knowledge.
Mary Jane is a mother to 2 children & proud jijuu to 4 grandchildren and still practices her Gwich’in culture and is quite happy to share her knowledge with anyone. Mahsi’