I was intrigued today by Ken Paupanekis’s collection of books and videos from his time with Frontier School Division – and also to find how many of these carefully researched and prepared publications are available online in pdf form. Not a lot of Cree content, but really well prepared histories of Norway House and other Manitoba Cree (and Ojibwe) communities.
Find the whole collection of Frontier School Division pdfs here: http://ssns.frontiersd.mb.ca/CheckFirst/Introduction/FSDresources/Publications/PubsLinkPage.html
Individual titles (from the photo above, some also have corresponding teacher’s guides):
- Berens River: A Community Study
- Norway House Anthology: Stories of the Elders (Vol. 2)
- Norway House: A Brief History
- Origins and Influences (not available online)
- Four Communities: A Study of Hollow Water, Manigotogan, Seymourville and Ahgaming
Post script: Thanks to Ken Paupanekis (in Winnipeg) and Elaine Greyeyes (by phone from Muskeg Lake, SK) for agreeing to serve another year on the board of the Cree Literacy Network!
Just being introduced onto this resource, it looks very timely and valuable for anyone interested in learning more about speaking Cree.