The Stories

01

Learning who I am: From the bush to the tower

This digital story was created in 2010 by Yvonne Poitras Pratt. This story represents her initial steps into a journey of self-discovery through post-secondary education.

02

Nîcimos (sweetheart in Cree-Michif)

This digital story represents an intergenerational exchange between a long-time settlement resident, (deceased) Irene Calliou, and her grand-daughter Destiny Chalifoux who was 12 years old at the time of the story’s creation.

03

THE LEGACY OF TOM GOODIN

This digital story is a tribute to deceased Fishing Lake Elder and community leader Thomas Goodin, as told by his great-granddaughter Jerrika.

04

NO MORE REGRETS

This story portrays the considerable influence that deceased Elder and long-time Fishing Lake resident John MacLean had on his grandson Bryan Fayant.

05

Never Ending Love

This story is based on the relatively short life of deceased Fishing Lake resident Delores (Fayant) Lehr as created and narrated by her daughter Marty Morin.

06

LESSONS FROM THE LAND

This is the story of deceased Elder and long-time Fishing Lake resident David Calliou, as recollected by his son Richard Currie and retold by one of the younger family members Julia Crevier.

07

OLD JOE AND THE

SONG IN HIS HEART

This story is based on the memories and life experiences of long-time community member and deceased Elder Joe Deschamps as retold in a reflection on his life by fellow Fishing Laker Matthew Lajimodiere.

08

I'M A SURVIVOR

This is the self-narrated story of long-time resident and Fishing Lake Elder Rose Durocher as read and directed by Rose, and facilitated by a youth participant Skye Durocher.

09

 Heritage

This is the self-narrated story of Region 6 Métis Elder Angie Crerar who relays a seldom heard story of how she and her siblings spent time in a northern residential school.

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