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 -- Equipment"
(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) Cardinal, Frank
Frank Cardinal (aged 68), chief of the Sucker Creek Reserve, discusses Treaty #8 and its interpretation, the establishment of the reserves around Lesser Slave Lake, and problems facing a chief in modern times.
(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, 1974-02-11) Osecap, Marie; Littlepoplar, Alphonse
Interview includes a story of an evil spirit which caused an epidemic that killed many people. She also tells of the sale of their reserve and the subsequent moves to Sweet Grass Reserve and then to Moosomin Reserve.
(Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1973-07-11) Nicolas, Alexandrine (Mrs.); Pearlstone, Carol
Mrs. Nicolas, nee Fleury, was born in Duck Lake in 1887. After a brief period in the U.S. where she attended school she returned to the Duck Lake area where she has lived ever since. She shares her experiences of raising her family of ten plus three foster children, her childhood, schooling and life on a mixed farm including the Depression years. She also gives an account of the Frog Lake Massacre as told by her grandfather, and of relatives who fought in WWI, WWII and the Korean war.