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.
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.
Browsing Canadian Plains Research Center by Subject "Agriculture -- Cattle-raising"
(Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1983-01-29) Solway, Adam; Welsh, Christine; Snowsill, Tony
Consists of an interview where Adam Solway talks about being orphaned at 8 years and adopted by the Blackfoot Reserve, Alta; his attendance at a residential school; becoming a councillor and then chief of the reserve. He comments on the issues he had to deal with as well as providing comments on contemporary lifestyles and leadership.
(Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1984-02-29) Mishibinijima, Alfred (Albert); Snowsill, Tony; Welsh, Christine; Debassigae, Ernest
An interview with Alfred Mishibinijima who recounts his life working on farms and in lumber camps, the origin of some Ojibway words and the aftermath of the War of 1812. Transcribed by Joanne Greenwood.
(Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1974-01-23) Lonesinger, Antoine; Baptiste, Archie
Antoine Lonesinger discusses different methods of earning a living that included making charcoal and lime. Also included is the story of a boy saved a camp from starvation with the help of the raven spirit.
(Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1974-11-21) Lonesinger, Antoine; Littlepoplar, Alphonse
Interview includes a biographical account of Antoine Lonesinger's life that includes stories about farming, trapping, house construction and the making of charcoal and lime. He also tells of the murder of an Indian Agent at the hands of a Blackfoot named Owl Eyes.
(Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1975) Okeymaw, George; Capot, Dave; McLean, Dan
Understanding of treaty promises; distribution of food, ammunition, etc. in earlier times; interesting accounts of home-made agricultural equipment (as
well as that supplied by Dept. of Indian Affairs).
(Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1975) Cardinal, Henry; Rain, Louis
Talks about the sale of Saddle Lake Reserve land and the amalgamation of Saddle Lake, Blue Quills and Washatanow Reserves. Also mentions the relationship of the Pakan Reserve to the Saddle Lake Reserve.
(Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1974-07-24) Lightning, Richard
Interviews with 13 residents of the Chipewyan Lake area of northern Alberta.
- Stresses need for establishment of a reserve in this area, and promises made to them about this.
- Describe various lifestyles including farming, trapping and fishing.
- Shows how settlement patterns in remote areas have been influenced by the location of schools and stores.
(Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1975-03-21) Kapoeze, Joe; Baptiste, Archie
Interview includes a story about a child who was protected by the North Wind. Also included are stories of residential schools; conflict between Indians and Indian agents.
Tape IH-045 has not as yet been translated from the Cree language.
(Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1983-06-20) Tobacco, Lawrence; Welsh, Christine; Snowsill, Tony
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 Reserve; shares a story of a trip he took to Winnipeg to sell cattle for a number of reserves in the File Hills area, and how Indian Affairs officials tried to bribe him with part of the proceeds of the sale; shares stories of defiance toward Dept. of Indian Affairs paternalism such as: butchering a cow without a permit; buying a tractor and establishing outside credit without a permit. He also shares his experiences in the Catholic residential school on the Muskowekan Reserve, 1926-1935.