Monday, May 10, 2010

The Deschâtelets Archive: This Week's Feature!

While you’re busy avoiding black bears and trying not to sink your canoe at, don’t forget to check out our extensive photo gallery!

Browse through pages of rare photographs of the James Bay area from the Deschâtelets Archive at St. Paul University.

Some of my personal favourites are:

Are you from the James Bay area? Do you recognize any of your ancestors?

Let us know what your favourite photos are!

Collette Jackson, Content and Marketing Specialist at BlackCherry Digital Media, is writing on behalf of On the Path of the Elders, a free online educational resource that explores Cree and Ojibway history and culture, and the signing of Treaty No. 9.

Check out On the Path of the Elders at

For more information, email us at

Created in partnership with BlackCherry Digital Media, Archives Deschâtelets, the Doug Ellis Collection at Carleton University, Our Incredible World (Pinegrove Productions), the Mushkegowuk Council, Neh Naak Ko, the Archives of St. Paul University, Carleton University, and Wendy Campbell, Educational Consultant (Learning Methods Group).

This project was made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Strategy. Created with additional financial assistance from Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and the Inukshuk Fund.

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