Final Episode of 2013!

December 20th, 2013

In this episode we talk about the proposed First Nations Education Act as well as controversy around a recent television commercial created by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights here in in Winnipeg. We also share our choice for Indigenous tweet of the week and much more!

This week's Education Resource of the Week is PISIM Finds Her Miskanow by William Dumas. This is an amazing book published by Portage and Main that offers a fictional story of a very real woman whose remains were found in 1993 at Nagami Bay in Northern Manitoba. Here is a link for the book:

The archaeological story behind PISIM was first documented in an early work by Kevin Brownlee and Leigh Syms called Kayasochi Kikawenow, which offers amazing insights not only into the life of this young mother, our grandmother, but also of Cree people in the mid 1600's. 

Nagami Bay, in Southern Indian Lake is an area that has been deeply effected by flooding caused by Manitoba Hydro dams. In fact these remains were almost lost forever due to flooding and erosion in the area. You can learn more about the history of flooding in this area here:

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- Frank and Kevin