Veteran broadcaster and Dene Zhatie language carrier Peter Hope retires

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Nearly 30 years after he began working with CBC North, host Peter Hope is retiring.

Hope was the longtime host of Dehcho Dene, broadcasting in the Dene Zhatie (South Slavey) language to people in the southern portion of the Northwest Territories. 

“Language is the key to your culture. And without the key, where would you be?,” Hope said in an interview with Trail’s End host Lawrence Nayally, looking back on his long career. 

It’s a key Hope has always had, growing up speaking Dene Zhatie with his family in Fort Simpson, N.W.T.

English came into his life later, through church and school, but Hope never lost his love for his first language — or

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