A Way of Living Developed Over Millennia: Edmund Metatawabin - The Green Interview Series
Catalogue Number: PT0010
Producer: Paper Tiger
Subject: Canadian History, Canadian Social Issues, Canadian Social Studies, First Nations Studies
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2013
Running Time: 98:00
Closed Captions: Yes
The oldest of 11 children, Edmund Metatawabin - the last name means "Ten Sunrises," was born and raised in the valley of the Kistachowan Sipi, re-named in English as the Fort Albany River, in northern Ontario. His family lived as the Mushkegowuk (Lowlands Cree) had lived for millennia, and for the first seven years of his life Edmund spent his winters on an inland tributary and his summers on the shore of Winipek (James Bay). At eight, he was taken from his family and placed in the St. Anne's Residential School in Peetabeck (Fort Albany).
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