Personal Narratives & Interviews

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1885 / Fur Trade - 1970-1985. - Folder 1.

Alternate Title
Alberta's Past Comes Alive During Visit to Fort Pitt
Frog Lake - The North/South Conflict
Frog Lake and How It Really Happened
Frog Lake Massacre Story Retold
Oldtimer Recalls Oxcart, Indian Days
Archival » Archival Items
Author/Creator
J. S. Buller
John M Reoch
Grant MacEwan
Eugene Steinhauer
Mrs. Andrews
Description
File contains newspaper articles, journal article, and personal narrative relating to the Frog Lake Massacre and the Frog Lake Reserve.
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1885 / Fur Trade - 1970-1985. - Folder 2.

Alternate Title
Defence of Big Bear
Our Captivity Ended
Prisoners of the Indians
The Siege of Fort Pitt
Archival » Archival Items
Author/Creator
Elizabeth M. McLean
William McKay
Francois Dufresne
Description
Personal narrative of the daughter of Chief Trader W.J. McLean of the Hudson's Bay Company about her family's capture at Fort Pitt and subsequent transfer to Wandering Spirit's camp at Frog Lake during the conflict. The interpreter for Big Bear at his trial gives translation of the Cree leader's speech and recounts his own memories of the Frog Lake Massacre.
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The 1885 North-West Campaign Diary of Lieutenant R. Lyndhurst Wadmore, Infantry School Corps

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
R. Lyndhurst Wadmore
Saskatchewan History, vol. 42, no. 2, Spring, 1989, pp. 62-78
Description
Wadmore was a Lieutenant in C Company, in Colonel Otter’s Battleford Column. Wadmore saw action at The Battle of Cutknife Hill, and participated in patrols related to the activities of Mistahimaskwa (Big Bear) and Pîhtokahanapiwiyin (Poundmaker). Entire issue on one .pdf, scroll to page 62.
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1914 Reports on Cree Bands

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
D.G. (Dr.) Mandelbaum
Indian History Film Project
Description
Note: this document lists various Cree bands. Mandelbaum is not the author, but this document is part of his file.
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1978 Education and Elders Conference 1

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Dominic Eshkawkogan
Norman Agounie
Jim McGregor
Wilfred Owl
Ron Wakegijig
Smith Atimoyoo
Indian History Film Project
Description
A conference where several speakers discuss the role of elders in educating young people and the loss of respect for the elders in modern Indian society. Transcribed by Joanne Greenwood.
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1978 Education and Elders Conference 2

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Jim McGregor
Leonard Nokis
Ed Newberry
Lawrence Mahdabee
Wildred Owl
Chief Chiblow
Violet Pitwanikwat
Indian History Film Project
Description
A conference where several speakers discuss the role of the elders in guiding the younger generation and in preserving the past. Transcribed by Joanne Greenwood.
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1980 Elders Conference

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
George Daniels
Max Assinewia
Ernest Benedict
Moses David
Jim Dumont
Ron Wakegijig
Ted Wheatley
Indian History Film Project
Description
A conference where elders discuss the philosophy and practice of traditional medicine. Stress role of elders in passing on this tradition. Transcribed by Joanne Greenwood.
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1981 Elders' Conference 1/4

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ernest Tootoosis
Mani Boyd
Johnson Wanepee
Barney Dog
Jim Dumont
Ron Wakegijig
Dan Pine
Indian History Film Project
Description
A conference discussing Indian and Christian creation myths, reflections on education and religion, comparison of Indian and non-Indian values, and the loss of traditional values and beliefs and the movement to recover them.
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1981 Elders' Conference 2/4

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ernest Tootoosis
Mani Boyd
Johnson Wanepee
Barney Dog
Jim Dumont
Ron Wakegijig
Dan Pine
Indian History Film Project
Description
Elders discuss: loss of values; loss of language; the role of the old ceremonies; the responsibility of the elders to teach the young people.
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1981 Elders' Conference 3/4

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ernest Tootoosis
Mani Boyd
Johnson Wanepee
Barney Dog
Jim Dumont
Ron Wakegijig
Dan Pine
Indian History Film Project
Description
Elders discuss the loss of traditional religion and values; the relationship between traditional religions and Christianreligions; some stories of the creation and the flood.
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1981 Elders' Conference 4/4

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ernest Tootoosis
Mani Boyd
Johnson Wanepee
Barney Dog
Jim Dumont
Ron Wakegijig
Dan Pine
Indian History Film Project
Description
A conference about prophecies and the recovery of traditional values, the role of Elders in the community, and the philosophy and practice of traditional medicine.
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1982 Elders Conference (1/5)

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ted Wheatley
Sam Osawamick
Ernest Debassigae
Joe Yellowhead
Kate Assinewe
Ron Wakegijig
Herman Atkinson
Charlie Neilson
James Mecas
Dan Pine
Louis Bruce
Noel Knockwood
Angus Pontiac
Ernest Tootoosis
Indian History Film Project
Description
A discussion about the construction of log and birch canoes ; the tuberculosis epidemic ; the effects of non-Indians on Indian life style : spiritual values, hunting; fishing; land use, etc.
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1982 Elders Conference 2/5

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ted Wheatley
Sam Osawamick
Ernest Debassigae
Joe Yellowhead
Kate Assinewe
Ron Wakegijig
Herman Atkinson
Charlie Neilson
James Mecas
Dan Pine
Louis Bruce
Noel Knockwood
Angus Pontiac
Ernest Tootoosis
Indian History Film Project
Description
Elders discuss traditional religion, it's relationship to Christian religions and its place in traditional healingpractices.
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1982 Elders Conference 3/5

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ted Wheatley
Sam Osawamick
Ernest Debassigae
Joe Yellowhead
Kate Assinewe
Ron Wakegijig
Herman Atkinson
Charlie Neilson
James Mecas
Dan Pine
Louis Bruce
Noel Knockwood
Angus Pontiac
Ernest Tootoosis
Indian History Film Project
Description
Elders stress the importance of tradition and, in particular, the religious and medical traditions of the Indian people.Accounts of two visits to the world of the dead.
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1982 Elders Conference 4/5

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ted Wheatley
Sam Osawamick
Ernest Debassigae
Joe Yellowhead
Kate Assinewe
Ron Wakegijig
Herman Atkinson
Charlie Neilson
James Mecas
Dan Pine
Louis Bruce
Noel Knockwood
Angus Pontiac
Ernest Tootoosis
Indian History Film Project
Description
A conference discussing comparison of Indian and Christian religions and religious ceremonies, traditional songs and dances, and history of Europeans in North America from the Indian viewpoint.
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1982 Elders Conference 5/5

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ted Wheatley
Sam Osawamick
Ernest Debassigae
Joe Yellowhead
Kate Assinewe
Ron Wakegijig
Herman Atkinson
Charlie Neilson
Dan Pine
Louis Bruce
Noel Knockwood
Angust Pontiac
Ernest Tootoosis
Indian History Film Project
Description
A discussion of Cree funeral songs. Includes a story of a woman's vision of the afterlife.
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1983 Elders' Conference 1/5

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ted Wheatley
Ernest Benedict
Angus Nogongiig
Jim Dumont
Johnny Thomas
Sam Osawamick
Alex Fox
John Tootoosis
Louis Bruce
Sid Fiddler
Lawrence Tobacco
Mary Lou Fox
Eddie Benton
Herman Atkinson
Chief Carl Roberts
Indian History Film Project
Description
Return to traditional ceremonies ; traditional vs. non-Indian education ; story of a trickster (Woojy Panaquad) ; electoral attitudes and responsibilities.
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1983 Elders' Conference 2/5

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ted Wheatley
Ernest Benedict
Angus Nogongiig
Jim Dumont
Johnny Thomas
Sam Osawamick
Alex Fox
John Tootoosis
Louis Bruce
Sid Fiddler
Lawrence Tobacco
Mary Lou Fox
Eddie Benton
Herman Atkinson
Carl Roberts
Indian History Film Project
Description
Talks about the traditional teacher in the University setting ; proposal for friendship ceremony between Iroquois and Ojibway ; the Iroquois confederacy ; Kootenay plains initiative to return to traditional lifestyles ; reflections on past and future wars ; and the importance of elders in recovery of traditional values.
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1983 Elders' Conference 3/5

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ted Wheatley
Ernest Benedict
Angus Nogongiig
Jim Dumont
Johnny Thomas
Sam Osawamick
Alex Fox
John Tootoosis
Louis Bruce
Sid Fiddler
Lawrence Tobacco
Mary Lou Box
Eddie Benton
Herman Atkinson
Carl Roberts
Indian History Film Project
Description
Talks of a prophecy about serpents which will fight over the Earth ; Hopi prophecies about the coming of the white man ; emphasis for unity among Indian peoples ; importance of living in harmony with nature ; and biblical stories through Indian eyes.
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1983 Elders' Conference 4/5

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ted Wheatley
Ernest Benedict
Angus Nogongiig
Jim Dumont
Johnny Thomas
Sam Osawamick
Alex Fox
John Tootoosis
Louis Bruce
Sid Fiddler
Lawrence Tobacco
Mary Lou Fox
Eddie Benton
Herman Atkinson
Chief Carl Robert
Indian History Film Project
Description
The role of education in the loss of spiritual and cultural values ; evidence of previous and planned oppression by non-Indians ; revival of interest in traditional values and the role ofelders as a source of knowledge.
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1983 Elders' Conference 5/5

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ted Wheatley
Ernest Benedict
Angus Nogongiig
Jim Dumont
Johnny Thomas
Sam Osawamick
Alex Fox
John Tootoosis
Louis Bruce
Sid Fiddler
Lawrence Tobacco
Mary Lou Fox
Eddie Benton
Herman Atkinson
Chief Carl Roberts
Indian History Film Project
Description
With increasing interest in traditional culture, the Elders are becoming teachers ; speeches of thanks to organizers and participants.
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1st Annual Creative Leaders Aboriginal Economic Prosperity Symposium [Monique Bateman, Kelly Lendsay]

Alternate Title
[CAP Creative Leader Symposium Monique Bateman (TD Bank) and Kelly Lendsay (AHRC)
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Monique Bateman
Kelly Lendsay
Description
Symposium held March 10th, 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario "was intended to initiate ongoing discourse between Aboriginal Peoples and the mainstream business community regarding Aboriginal economic prosperity." Speakers discuss their personal journeys to success as leaders. Duration: 1:25:19.
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1st Annual Creative Leaders Aboriginal Economic Prosperity Symposium [Stephen Kakfwi]

Alternate Title
[CAP Creative Leaders Symposium Stephen Kakfwi]
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Stephen Kakfwi
Description
Symposium held March 10th, 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario "was intended to initiate ongoing discourse between Aboriginal Peoples and the mainstream business community regarding Aboriginal economic prosperity." Speaker discusses his personal journey to success as a leader. Duration: 25:51.
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2012: Business as Usual

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Danielle DeLuca
Cultural Survival Quarterly, vol. 36, no. 2, 40 Years of Advocacy, June 2012, p. [?]
Description
Discusses the expectations and ceremonies planned by Mayan priests' for the end of the "long-count" calendar cycle on December 21, 2012.
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2019 Climate Change Report

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Carole Brazeau
Naomi George
Rebekah Elkerton
Description
Based on interviews with Indigenous women and Elders about relationships to the environment, observed changes, traditional practices on the land, and the health of their families and communities.
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22 Miles Home

Alternate Title
Twenty-two Miles Home
Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Lulla S. Johns
Northern Review, no. 46, Northern Literature, 2017, pp. 19-33
Description
Author recalls her attempts to avoid being sent back to a residential school.
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8th Fire: It's Time

Alternate Title
Doc Zone ; season 6, episode 14
Eighth Fire: It's Time
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Neil Docherty
Connie Walker
Nathalie Bibeau
Jennifer Clibbon
Tony Coleman ... [et al.]
Description
Looks at improving relationships between non-Aboriginals and Aboriginals. Duration: 45:14.
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Aaron Soney Interview

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Aaron Soney
Gladys Tooshkenig
Burton Jacobs
Indian History Film Project
Description
Discusses the role of the Walpole Island band council.
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Abby Simon Interview

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Abby Simon
Louis P. Crier
Phillip Redcrow Joe
Indian History Film Project
Description
A very brief account of some changes which followed the coming of the white man.
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An Aboriginal Affair

Alternate Title
Bad Dates with Stephen Harper
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Yvette Nolan
Description
Part of a series entitled "Bad Dates with Stephen Harper".
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Aboriginal Approaches to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Effects: A Special Report by the Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres (O.F.I.F.C.)
Description
Report explores, through personal stories, how Aboriginal culture and practice help community members living with FASD. Presents Information on parenting, FASD in schools, community based programming, prevention work and justice for alcohol affected offenders.
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Aboriginal Canadians Fight the "White Man's War"

Alternate Title
[Fighting the "White Man's War"]
Media » Sound Recordings
Author/Creator
Lloyd Henderson
Bernelda Wheeler
Description
Our Native Land radio program interviews Aboriginal veterans Adam Cuthand and Rufus Prince about their experiences in World War Two. Broadcast date: November 9, 1974. Duration: 10:28
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Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council of SA Ten Years On

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Scott Wilson
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, vol. 27, no. 3, May/June 2003, pp. 25-27
Description
Discusses goals of the group which represents 23 Aboriginal communities across South Australia and includes interview with the State Director about plans for the future.
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Aboriginal Faces of Saskatchewan

Web Sites » Organizations
Author/Creator
Ron Hyggen
Mason Medynski
Michelle Flamont
Mike Tanton
Description
Photo gallery of First Nation and Métis men and women in Saskatchewan with stories of their experiences and accomplishments. Includes images of Saskatchewan landscape and links to other Aboriginal sites.
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Aboriginal Identity in Canada

Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Shannon Avison
First Nations University of Canada
Diane Adams
Shirley Mykituk
Jarvis Googoo
Kim Morf
Sherry Small ... [et al.]
Description
Excerpts from interviews conducted as part of the Urban Aboriginal Peoples Survey (UAPS) 2010. Duration: 22:32.
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