Janice Bone: Water, dreams and Treaties: Agnes Ross’ Mémékwésiwak stories and Treaty No. 5

Congratulations to Janice Bone on completing her Master of Arts in Native Studies at the University of Manitoba, and thanks to her for sharing this link to her thesis, newly released by UM Libraries as a downloadable PDF.

Janice’s grandmother, Agnes Marie Ross of Pimichikamak, told her stories in Cree of the mêmêkwêsiwak, that Janice recorded, transcribed and translated into English. The thesis also examines other writing about the mêmêkwêsiwak. (I look forward to having the chance to read it!)

View the complete thesis here:



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  1. Janice is a friend and i continue to congratulate her on her many accomplishments. I am glad she is highlighting the beauty of her Cree language and heritage. I spent 8 years in Cross Lake and never once heard about the water creatures. I was so pleased to read and know about them. I hope this knowledge is passed on to the children of the nation.

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