Archive for August, 2006

 

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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