An Investigation of Voice and Context

An Investigation of Voice and Context

Task to Identify Authorship For a history course in 1995, Pat Hardy went sleuthing through an archival document “Historical Sketch of the Portage la Prairie Indian School and Mission 1886-1936” speculated by the Archivist to be written by a woman.  The handwritten manuscript proved not to be written by Jessie Ella (Phiney) Murray, but by […]

Mission Life in Cree-Ojibwe Country: Memories of a Mother and Son

Mission Life in Cree-Ojibwe Country: Memories of a Mother and Son

Researcher Jennifer S.H. Brown In May of 1868, Elizabeth Bingham Young and her husband of only five months, Egerton Ryerson Young, began a long journey from Hamilton, Ontario, to the Methodist mission of Rossville, at Norway House. Over the next eight years, Elizabeth supported her husband’s work at Rossville and then at the newly founded […]

Northern Indian Elders' Conference 1972

Northern Indian Elders’ Conference 1972

In 1972, a Conference of Elders from northern Manitoba and northwestern Ontario, sponsored by the Conference of Manitoba, was held in Norway House, Manitoba.  In the words of a participant, “It was one of the most important Elders’ Conferences ever held in the North, because it was at that meeting that it was decided to […]