My name is It’Q. My mother and father gave me this name.
Another person with the same name is my grandson, the son of Jonas Sangris, my son.
My mother and father gave me this name because when I was born my parents were in the barrens and they had to gather small leaves to make a bed for me to lay on.
My name means ‘leaf’ or ‘leaves.’ It also means ‘plants.’ My name is important because my people, the Yellowknives Dene, have made many medicines from plants. Also, some plants, like tobacco, are used to make offerings of thanks to the land because the land provides us with food, shelter, warmth and clothing.
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9 Source: Submitted by Betty Harnum and Mary Rose Sundberg, Goyati kö Language Centre, Dettah