These narratives collected from Elders Ruby Beardy, Eliza Childsforever, Alex Fox, Steven Matthews, Georgina Neshinapaise, and George Sainnawap provide information to frontline workers and the public on Oji-Cree menÛªs and womenÛªs traditional practices that enabled the Oji-Cree people to be strong in the past. Careful reading of these accounts may supply insights into developing programs and strategies that deal with ways to heal the Nishnawbe Aski Nation communities in the present and keep the Oji-Cree people healthy in the future.
J.P. Jacasum was a Cree translator with the Ojibway and Cree Cultural Centre.
Christina Keesic was an Oji-Cree translator with Wawatay Communications and has many years of experience as a translator.
Grade Level:Intermediate to University
Subject:Biographies and Autobiographies