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    Cree Tribe

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    The Cree is one of the largest of the largest groups in North America, with over 200,000 members and counting. Canada has over 135 registered bands. Intertribal marriage is to be blamed for such a large population. The language they speak is known as Algonquian, a subfamily of Native American languages. The Cree are tied together through their culture and that is of great significance to them and has survived through many years and hardships. At a time, the Cree were also found in the United States. They were located in Montana, northern Minnesota, and even North Dakota. The American Cree are in the federally recognized Chippewa Cree tribe, you can find in on the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation. The limits going south for the Cree located in Montana. It stopped at the Missouri River and the Milk River. The Cree spreaded across the North America. It originally migrated from the Subartic region of Canada and to the Great Plains and the Northeast woodlands. The Cree are divided into eight different groups, depending on patois and region. They are known as the sub-groups. Some of the groups are languages and some are groups of Cree Indians. The languages are much different due to the way the vowels are pronounced. Some are very similar languages and some have major differences. To this day,…

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    story. To start, Niska tells stories of growing up in the bush. She gives accounts of family life; her father was a prominent “hookimaw (44)”, or leader, and “the last great talker in the clan (34)”, and her mother knew and taught her the ‘magic deep in the bush (90).’ The clan lived off the land, relying on hunting and community for survival. These accounts set the foundation for both Niska and Xavier’s cultural background. Stories of Niska’s young clan life give the reader a sense of how…

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    demanded that indigenous children adopt Anglophone culture and language. During their time at the Roman Catholic residential school, they are forced to change their name to Jeremiah and Gabriel. This is the first evidence of this type of loss of identity is based on the use of an English-speaking name that is given to Champion by a priest: “Champion-Jeremiah—he was willing to concede that much of a name change, for now” (Highway 58). In this manner, the Anglophone assimilation has already begun,…

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    Abitibi Canyon Short Story

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    Alberta in some ways and numerous First Nations’ that oppose this plan. “This is not just our backyard; this is literally in our kitchen,” Charlene Aleck, of the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation, told the CBC. The Burrard Inlet, where oil tankers dock, is part of her nation’s traditional territory. “It’s definitely the beginning of a long battle.” The passage in the story I chose to relate to is when the narrator discusses the effects of water now that became muddy. It changed the Cree community’s…

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    Indian Residential School

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    boarding schools created at those locations. This IRS was operated by the Church Missionary in Ninety ninety-four, after that in Nineteen twenty-three was run by the Anglican Church knows as (MSCC). In 1952 Government buys land and buildings from MSCC. Ninety sixty-eight School structures swung over to Kee Wee Tin Nok Association for the native group to take over. In 1969 Ottawa changes the name or entitlement of the school land to Province of Alberta on condition to keeps on being utilized for…

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    Similarities and Differences between Cree and Haida When people talk about First Nations they think they’re all similar from each other but as what some people say “We’re all different from each other”. They think they’re all similar from each other because their First Peoples. In some points they’re similar but not all the First Peoples are similar. Just like Cree and Haida they have a lot of differences especially when it comes to spiritual beliefs, transportation, and many more.…

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    Chippewa Cree Beliefs

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    Chippewa Cree people are very strong and resilient. We have very strong beliefs and I hope that we can keep them around for a long time come. Chippewa Cree people have their own religion and language that makes who we are. Without it we would be like anyone else and we would not be able to call ourselves Chippewa Cree. Chippewa Cree have very strong beliefs and to me they mean a lot. We would be lost and would not know our way in this life. When the Rocky Boy became a reservation the Christian…

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    The James Bay Cree Society

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    the James Bay Cree society have encountered numerous tribulations through the course of their lives. Adaptations to the Cree lifestyle have been made for the compromise of the government of Quebec. However, the Cree has fought to keep their way of life, of living off the land’s resources by protesting against projects put in place by Quebec’s government, such as plans to increase profits from the production of hydroelectricity. Furthermore, the Cree has been successful in generating agreements…

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    “As long as the sun shines, the grass flows and the rivers flow” (jamessmithcreenation, n.d.). With over two hundred thousand members living in Canada, the Cree are one of the largest groups of First Nations in Canada and in North America. The James Smith Cree Nation is a diversion of the Cree Nation; a Cree First Nation band government. An agreement between band governments of First Nations at Fort Carlton over owned territory; current provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta (Postl et al. 2010).…

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    I read the book Canoeing With the Cree by Eric Sevareid. This book is about two young men named Eric Sevareid and Walter Port. These men were best friends in high school. They decided to seek an adventure that summer by doing something that has never been done before. This was the first time an all-water trip had ever been made from Minnesota to the North Atlantic Ocean. Their plan was to start in Minneapolis and go to York Factory at the Hudson Bay. They canoed up the Minnesota River and its…

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