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Interview with Jacob Wawatie

July 18th, 2018

November 7, 2006 – Interview with Jacob Wawatie Interviewer: Elaine Keillor Place: Grande-Remous, Quebec Elaine Keillor: Would you please identify yourself and your role within the Algonquin community? Jacob Wawatie: My name is Jacob Wawatie, Algonquin from Barrière Lake. I have spent most of my life out in the woods, but went to French boarding school. I got my diploma in English and I dropped out of school when I […]

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Interview with Pauline Decontie

July 18th, 2018

Interviewer: Elaine Keillor Place: Kitigan Zibi Anishinaabeg, Quebec Elaine Keillor: Please identify yourself and your role in this community. Pauline Decontie: My name is Pauline Decontie. I am a teacher of language first and foremost. Within the courses we give and the program that we have, we have to re-teach the [Algonkian] language to the children. Also we have to re-educate them about culture, our dances and songs, and also […]

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Interview with Amos Key, Jr.

July 18th, 2018

September 26, 2006: Interview with Amos Key, Jr. Interviewer: Elma Miller Location: Woodland Cultural Centre, Six Nations Reserve, Brantford, Ontario Elma Miller: Would you please identify yourself and your position in the community? Amos Key: My name is Amos Key. I have a 20-page curriculum vitae but I am not giving you that today. In relationship to your interest in the Mohawk language as having written a choral work using […]

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Interview with Pauline Decontie

August 24th, 2006

Interviewer: Elaine Keillor Place: Kitigan Zibi Anishinaabeg, Quebec Elaine Keillor: Please identify yourself and your role in this community. Pauline Decontie: My name is Pauline Decontie. I am a teacher of language first and foremost. Within the courses we give and the program that we have, we have to re-teach the [Algonkian] language to the children. Also we have to re-educate them about culture, our dances and songs, and also […]

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Interview with James Coonishish

August 24th, 2006

Interviewer: Stan Louttit Place: Moose Factory, Ontario Stan Louttit: Could you please give us your name, and tell us if you are related to Charlie and Louise Etapp? Jason Coonishish: My name is Jason Coonishish from Mistassini, the Cree Nation of Mistassini. Louise is my great-aunt and Charlie is my great-uncle. I became close with them after my grandpa passed away. He [Charlie] came to see me and said: “I […]

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Interview with Charles P. Bellefleur

August 24th, 2006

Innu-aimun Translator: Rose Gregoire Interviewer: Franziska von Rosen Place: Sheshatshiu, Labrador Franziska von Rosen: Let us begin by you telling me your name and a bit of your background. Rose Gregoire: He said his name is Charles P. Bellefleur. He is from La Romaine in Quebec. He was brought up in the “country.” His parents brought him up in the bush in Quebec, for one thing he never went to […]

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Interview with Marie Angela Bellefeur

August 24th, 2006

Translator (Innu-Aimun): Rose Gregoire Interviewer: Franziska von Rosen Place: Sheshatshiu, Labrador Franziska von Rosen: Would you please ask her to identify herself and tell a bit about her background? Rose Gregoire: She says her name is Angile Bellefleur. She says she was brought up in Saint Augustine and she was about ten years old when they were brought into La Romaine, [Quebec]. She remembers going out to the bush after […]

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Interview with Lynda Brown

March 24th, 2006

Interviewer: Franziska von Rosen Location: Carleton University Lynda Brown: Hi, my name is Lynda Brown. I am currently living in Ottawa. My mother’s family is originally from Pangnirtung, Nunavut. I was born up north but raised across Canada. For the last ten years I have lived here in Ottawa. Franziska von Rosen: Tell me a bit about how you learned traditional drumming and singing. LB: When I moved to Ottawa […]

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Interview with Marcus Alfred

March 24th, 2006

Interviewer: Franziska von Rosen Location: Alert Bay Marcus Alfred: My English name is Marcus Alfred. My Potlach name is P̓adzismax̱wa, which comes from Blunden Harbour. It got passed on from my grandfather, Binatsa, and that was his Hamat’sa name before he became a chief. He could have chosen to pass this hamat’sa on to Michael, Pewi’s son. But Michael received a hamat’sa from Ahda Brenda, who passed it first to […]

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