Canadian Plains Research Center

Canadian Plains Research Center

 

The Canadian Plains Research Center (CPRC) was the longest-serving research institute at the University of Regina with a broad mandate to improve understanding and appreciation of the Canadian Plains region, its people, and its resources. It did so through contributing to the development of a broad community of scholars of the region using interdisciplinary approaches that initiate and support scholarly research on all aspects of prairie life.


CPRC renaming to University of Regina Press:


Built on the foundation of the former Canadian Plains Research Center Press (CPRC Press), the U of R Press launched on June 1, 2013 and continues to publish books on aboriginal issues, the environment, and other topics while strengthening its peer review process. A publisher of regional non-fiction trade titles, the U of R Press continues to sell the 230 books from the CPRC Press backlist with the help of its savvy sales and marketing team.

With a goal to enhance scholarship, discover great writers, and see University of Regina Press titles read around the world, it is with real enthusiasm that we launch this new publishing venture.

Collections in this community

Recent Submissions

  • Mandelbaum, D.G. (Dr.); Coming Day (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1935-07-17)
    Consists of an interview about a creation myth and some healing practices of medicine men.
  • Mandelbaum, D.G. (Dr.); Paskimin "Burst Berry" (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1935-07-30)
    Consists of an interview where he gives an account of an unidentified skirmish between the Cree and the Blackfoot.
  • Mandelbaum, D.G. (Dr.); Fine Day (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1935-08-06)
    Consists of an interview where he gives a description of punishment for violation of the hunting code. He also gives a brief description of saddle making.
  • Mandelbaum, D.G. (Dr.); Fine Day (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1935-07-11)
    Consists of an interview with Fine Day where he gives an account of fighting between Cree and Blackfoot.
  • Mandelbaum, D.G. (Dr.); Fine Day (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1935-07-09)
    Consists of an interview with Fine Day where he gives a very general description of traditional lifestyle.
  • Mandelbaum, D.G. (Dr.); Fine Day (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1935-06-25)
    Consists of an interview where he gives a brief description of curing practices. He also lists Cree words for various bones and organs.
  • Mandelbaum, D.G. (Dr.); Fine Day (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1934-08-20)
    Consists of an interview where Fine Day gives a description of death customs, a description of the construction of tipis and talks about the ceremonialism associated with their use.
  • Eagle, Margaret; Sit, Evelyn (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1983-07-27)
    Consists of an interview where she gives an account of the preparation and tanning of hides.
  • Tobacco, Lawrence; Welsh, Christine; Snowsill, Tony (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1983-06-20)
    Lawrence Tobacco, born 1919, on the Poor Man Reserve, Saskatchewan He attended a residential school and is now involved in traditional education and counseling. He talks about farming and raising cattle on the Poor Man ...
  • Ladue, Ada (Mrs.); Welsh, Christine; Nightraveller, Beatrice (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1983-06-15)
    Ada Ladu was born on the Mistawasis Reserve, worked for wages in the 1930s, married and mother of five. Beatrice Nightraveller, daughter of Josie Cuthand, was born on the Little Pine Reserve, Saskatchewan, worked for ...
  • Duquette, Joe; Welsh, Christine; Snowsill, Tony (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1983-06-17)
    Joe Duquette, born 1904, on Mistawasis Reserve, never attended school, completely self-educated. Now Senator of F.S.I. and involved in teaching and counselling young people. He tells the story of his arranged marriage.
  • Ahenakew, Lizette; Welsh, Christine (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1983-06-21)
    She was born on the Little Pine Reserve, the first girl from that reserve to attend high school. She tells of some childhood memories; naming ceremonies; significance of Indian names; the training of children, especially ...
  • Buffalo, Samuel (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1977-09-14)
    He gives a description of raising and educating children; tells a story of a spirit helping two children; and tells another story used in the teaching of children.
  • Buffalo, Samuel (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1977-09-08)
    He gives a concise history of the Dakota Sioux and their movement to Canada. COMMENTS: Mr. Buffalo makes a point to spell out all the names or words he speaks in the Dakota language. All the spellings come from his reference.
  • Buffalo, Samuel (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1977-08-30)
    He gives a description of the difficulties encountered on reserves and the efforts made to combat them.
  • Goodvoice, Robert; Reydon, Helga (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1979-10-10)
    He discusses various plants used for medicine.
  • Goodvoice, Robert; Reydon, Helga (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1979-09)
    He describes the movement of the Dakota Sioux to Canada. He also mentions various plants used for medicine
  • Goodvoice, Robert (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1977)
    He tells a story of a woman who was taken prisoner and carried off to live in an enemy camp; her treachery against her brothers and husband when they came to rescue her; how she was killed by her own mother because of her ...
  • Goodvoice, Robert (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1977-10-07)
    He tells a story about the origins of the Dakota (Sioux) guardian spirit and his powers; and how Iktomi differs from the equivalent Cree spirit power (Wisakedjak).
  • Buffalo, Samuel (Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1977-09-20)
    He discusses the mythical origins of the Dakota Sioux value system.

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