Indigenous anthropologist and historian, Kade Ferris, has been researching the cultures and history of the Ojibwe, Cree, and Metis people of the upper-Midwest for over 25 years. During this time, Kade has worked with dozens of tribal communities, and has collected numerous archival and oral historic accounts, found hundreds of interesting historical snippets, and is now sharing the fruits of his research with readers.
A collection of twenty-three “Little Histories” related to the Metis and Plains Ojibwe people. These Little histories are vivid, short historical excerpts that are presented in digest form, like the old Harper’s Weekly or Readers Digest, where they can be easily read and easily remembered, like a storybook. Stories include tales about old time bush dances, battles, buffalo hunts, chiefs and leaders, and more. While small, these histories are inspiring and entertaining. They provide vital information on some of the most interesting events, people, and places in a deceptively simple, engaging way that takes you, the reader, back into the past to look at these snippets from time through bite size chapters, making these little histories perfect for casual reading, as bedtime stories, or to educate yourself without the need for in-depth research.
More essential history of the Ojibwe and Metis people of the northern prairies of the United States and Canada.
This book features short histories, fascinating stories, lists of names from petitions, treaties, and grand councils, and more.
A vital source for history that can be shared and remembered .
Giiwenh! So the story goes...
Featuring over two dozen traditional legends and stories of the Anishinaabe, including tales of bravery, love, magic, and dangerous events.
A wonderful collection to read to your family to learn about the rich culture and heritage of the Ojibwe and Cree people of the forests and prairies of North America.
Great stories for young and old alike.
The Falcon: A narrative of the captivity and adventures of John Tanner, during thirty-years residence among the Indians in the interior of North ... with Historical Annotations and Translations
Edited with historical annotations and translations, John Tanner's seminal autobiography tells the story of a man who, over the course of 30 years, became almost fully assimilated into Anishinaabe society and culture - coming to view the world almost completely through an indigenous lens.
The narrative includes fascinating stories of survival, daring hunting, starvation, sickness, and coming home to the white world only to return to the only life he had become accustomed to: that of an Indigenous person.
For the South Peace News
‘Darrel’s Bobcat Service,’ owned by Darrel Laboucan, won the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) – Region 5, Business of the Year Award, 2019.
Laboucan started in business in the spring of 1988, working for a number of years at East Prairie Metis Settlement.
Over the years, Laboucan worked for many of the municipalities and institutions in the region. He cites the MD of Smoky River and Holy Family Catholic Regional Division as always being supportive.
His first big job was at the McLennan Hospital and Laboucan says he was grateful for that opportunity as they hired him through the entire project, from start to finish.
He also worked for Larry Lamoureux with the Town of McLennan and says that Lamoureux always treated him fairly, hiring him to plant trees and for bobcat work.
These days, Laboucan’s work often takes him to some areas north of Smoky River, such as Grimshaw, Peace River, and east to Red Earth, Keewatin Tribal Council Education, Lubicon Lake Band, Cadotte Lake Band, often being called to these locations to install chain link fences, a skill for which Laboucan is greatly in demand.
On “Darrel’s Bobcat Service,” receiving the MNA Region 5, Business of the Year Award, Laboucan says he must share the honour with his wife of thirty-five years, who has always stood by him.
He also said he would like “to take his hat off,” to Nora Chapdelaine for nominating him, how she has always been welcoming and friendly when he runs into her and that she is never “afraid to share strong Métis knowledge and speak her tongue.”
Laboucan praised the MNA’s new Regional Vice President, Dan Cardinal, for being very helpful in getting him to Edmonton for the awards.”
The Métis Nation of Alberta is comprised of six regional areas. Each area has a regional council consisting of a President and Vice-President and council members from within the region. The Region 5 Council is situated in Slave Lake.
The MNA’s mission is “to pursue the advancement of the socio-economic and cultural well-being of the Métis people of Alberta.”