Congratulations to Janice Rots as she sees her University of Manitoba Native Studies MA thesis brought to print, and available through Amazon. Janice’s work is one part personal reconnection with her own family’s story, and one part acknowledgement of her kohkom from Pimichikamak (Cross Lake, Manitoba). Janice recorded, transcribed and translated her grandmother’s stories of the mêmêkwêsiwak which she uses frame a discussion of Treaty #5 negotiations, and hydroelectric development.
To learn more and order via Amazon (in paperback, or as an ePub): https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0BLM7RHSV?ref_=k4w_oembed_jmyR5FdTFvgzCI&tag=kpembed-20&linkCode=kpd
Janice writes: I would like to acknowledge my grandmother, Agnes Marie Ross for supporting my wishes that her great grand daughter, Rylie Anangoons Florence Bone, can hear about a way of understanding the world around us and learn to value the life that was lived around Pimichikamak Okimawin, my mom who persevered despite colonialism, my sister Carey for encouraging me to go to University, and Adrian Carrier for encouraging me to take Native Studies. I’d also like to thank my uncle Leonard Ross who encouraged me to value my language and helped me translate and learn old Cree words that I didn’t understand. I would also like to acknowledge my kokom’s niece the late Helen Betty Osborne and her mother the late Justine Osborne.