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 -- Gardening"
(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, 1974-11-21) 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
(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.
(Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1976-08-18) Carriere, Pierre; Dobbin, Murray
Pierre Carriere was a close friend of Jim Brady. He talks about the history of Cumberland House, social life as it changed from the pre-war period to the present ; Jim Brady's role as a leader in the community ; the fishing and forestry industry ; the CCF government and its programs ; Malcolm Norris and his activities ; the effect of the war on the town and the role of the Legion.
(Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1983-02-14) Goodstriker, Rufus; Welsh, Christine; Snowsill, Tony
An interview with Rufus Goodstriker, born in 1924 on the Blood Indian Reserve and attended a residential school. He tells of the origins and significance of the transfer of Indian names, especially within his own family. He also talks about Indian medicine and the power of faith; the Indian spiritual way vs. the Western technological way;of herbs, animal spirits, sweat bath in healing etc.
(Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1975-02-13) Lightning, Richard
Nine elders in discussion at Saddle Lake Reserve. They talk about aspects of life before contact with whites, Treaty #6, the history of amalgamations and land sales, and a traditional story of a boy raised by buffalo.