• Pīsim Finds Her Miskanaw Teachers Guide

    Pīsim Finds Her Miskanaw provides groundbreaking historical information about the culture and language of the Rocky Cree people around present-day South Indian Lake, Manitoba. The Teacher’s Guide for Pīsim Finds Her Miskanaw focuses on midwifery, miskanaw, journey making, and storytelling. The lessons and activities in the guide support the learning outcomes included in Manitoba curriculum documents. The guide emphasizes the origins of First Peoples, their connections to the land, their culture, types of leadership, the value of oral culture, and the forms of interaction before and during early contact with Europeans.

  • Pisim Picture Book App

    On October 24, 2019 the Six Seasons of Asiniskaw Ithiniwak collaborative research group celebrated the launch of the first picture book app in the Six Seasons series. A retelling of the 2013 story Pisim Finds Her Miskanaw, by William Dumas, the free app brings Pisim’s journey richly to life through full-colour illustrations, songs, interactive games, and cultural notes.

  • Six Seasons Indigenous research receives $2.5 Million

    In 1993, the remains of a 25-year-old Cree woman who lived 350 years ago were discovered by two residents of South Indian Lake in northern Manitoba. The story of this ancestor as told through the archaeological research inspired renowned storyteller William Dumas to reimagine a week in her life at the age of twelve in the award-winning picture book, Pīsim Finds Her Miskanow, published in 2013. Now, a project to extend the reclamation of Asiniskow Ithiiniwak (Rocky Cree) language, history, and culture has been awarded a Partnership Grant in the amount of $2.5 million by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

  • Pisim Picture Book App

    On October 24, 2019 the Six Seasons of Asiniskaw Ithiniwak collaborative research group celebrated the launch of the first picture book app in the Six Seasons series. A retelling of the 2013 story Pisim Finds Her Miskanaw, by William Dumas, the free app brings Pisim’s journey richly to life through full-colour illustrations, songs, interactive games, and cultural notes.

  • Rocky Cree Gathering 2016

    In Summer 2016, MFNERC hosted a gathering of Rocky Cree people to discuss their culture, language, history and traditions. At this time, work was beginning on the Six Seasons Project grant application, and researchers from the project attended the gathering.

  • Rocky Cree Project Gathering 2015

    In July 2015, MFNERC hosted a gathering for Rocky Cree Elders on the land at beautiful Paint Lake MB. One of the intended outcomes from the gathering was to eventually develop a history book for students at the junior high and high school levels, and for academic use. More information about the gathering at: mfnerc.org/2015/07/rocky-cree-elders-gather-at-paint-lake/