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 -- Farming"
(Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1981-08) Tootoosis, Ernest; Boyd, Mani; Wanepee, Johnson; Dog, Barney; Dumont, Jim; Wakegijig, Ron; Pine, Dan
A conference discussing Indian and Christian creation myths, reflections on education and religion, comparison of Indian and non-Indian values, and the loss of traditional values and beliefs and the movement to recover them.
(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, 1983-07-27) Ireland, Max; Cywink, Alex
Consists of an interview where he tells of legends concerning the arrival of white men in North America; Parallels to the Norse (Viking) sagas -- (Is this possibly an example of the oral tradition presenting the Indian view early Viking settlement?). He tells of prophecies concerning the arrival of white men and the eventual return of Indian ways; describes the role of women in pre-Columbian America; and gives accounts of native medical practices and the linguistic evolution.
(Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1984-02-20) Mishibinijima, Alfred (Albert); Snowsill, Tony; Welsh, Christine; Debassigae, Ernest
An interview with Alfred Mishibinijima who recounts the inadequacy of schooling on the reserve, the terms of the Robinson Treaty and the Indian agents of Manitoulin. Transcribed by Joanne Greenwood ; interpreter : Ernest Debassigae.
(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, 1974-07-11) Chief, Charlie; Littlepoplar, Alphonse
Interview of Charlie Chief who discusses the a Grass Dance, Round Dance and Sioux Dance (including songs). Also included are songs. The discusses the difference between old and new ways. Alphonse Littlepoplar is the intterpreter