Elmer Ghostkeeper was born in Paddle Prairie. He describes being involved in Métis political processes but in this project he worked as a live interpreter of this Michif living, moving, breathing language.
Cecile Howse describes being educated at the Lac La Biche mission which was really more going to work than going to school. She describes growing up and life on the land, helping her father and […]
Esther Auger introduces herself through a discussion of her family, a name she was given at birth, and where she was raised and how they lived.
Ella Arcand’s ceremonial name is Woman – given by her grandfather on father’s side who was from Alexander – Kipohtakaw and called Letander. Her mother and grandmother are from Munto Sakahikan – Lac Ste. Anne […]
Tom McCallum introduces himself as originally from Île-à-la-Crosse, Saskatchewan, his parents, and that he spoke only Cree until at school he learned English from nuns and priests. He describes the changes that came to the […]
Julia Pitzel (nee Cummings) describes growing up in Buffalo Narrows and speaking Dene, Cree, and English and being called half-breeds. She describes close family ties and working together. They fed people who came to visit […]
Dianne Ludwig (nee Mckay) describes growing up in Buffalo Narrows in Northern Saskatchewan and accompanying grandparents on the trap line and speaking only Cree until going to school where she was told not to speak […]
Don Cunningham describes growing up where his father worked in the bush with horses and only speaking Cree. Only white people spoke English then. His father hauled freight for the Hudson’s Bay Company in northern […]
Francis Dumais describes growing up in a large family in Pierceland, Saskatchewan, then Kehewin when they had treaty and now living as Métis/half-breed in Bonnyville. He has many children and grandchildren and lives well.