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Welcome to Sliding Hill

"Since long before the coming of the Kwet'ii (English-speaking people), when the land was new, that place has been called Hodoodzoo . Nobody ignores it and passes by this place called Hodoodzoo. In the past when people were travelling to Its'eeti (Hottah Lake) in spring or summer, they came here to slide. Nobody travelled past without stopping. The hill was used to predict future events.

"People would slide down the hill and if they slid all the way down, straight, and without spinning around, then it was said that they would live a long life. If, on the other hand, the person spun around halfway down the hill then he would be told that he would not live to see his grey hair, because the land was unhappy with him. According to our ancestors, events happened as foretold. That is the story."
Harry Simpson, June 25, 1991

Harry Simpson at the top of Hodoodzoo (Tom Andrews/PWNHC)
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada