​​Indigenous Thoughts Network 



PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION

PHILOSOPHY BY REGION

BRUCE FERGUSON'S

PROJECTS

​Where the Rivers Meet (WTRM) Website

ABOVE:  My mom (the oldest of the sisters) and Rose McDougall when she was young.  My cousin Lulu is in the middle.

ALGONQUIN (KITIGAN-ZIBI) WORLD VIEW

STATEMENTS OF ALGONQUIN METAPHYSICS



RECLAIMING ALGONQUIN CULTURE

Starts from our education strategies.

ALGONQUIN RESERVE LIFE

Kitigan-Zibi Anishinabeg (formerly:  River Desert Reserve)

1920s - 2017

THE WAMPUM BELT

BIDABY LAKE


Photo's of my grandparents Antoine and Louise Brazeau (McDougal) and their family (my mother, aunts and uncles. Life on the reserve was mostly rural for my own family.  My grandparents ran a store and a small sea-plane landing on their property.  This is what Rose is referrring to. 

ABOVE:  My aunt Rose responding to questions by students to talk about reserve life from the1930s to the present.  Below are photos of Rose and my family at Kitigan zibi Anishinabeg. 

ABOVE:   Grandparents

Antoine and Louise McDougall


Chief Abraham McDougall 1936-1939

A bridge over Cedar Creek was built and completed. This bridge was of great assistance to both natives and non-natives for pulpwood and provisions to and from lumber camps.

The road at Bitobi forks was rebuilt and culverts were made along Bitobi and Congway roads. At that time, they were using horses ' and wagons to haul their gravel.

During the depression, the people did not have the same problem for food as did the people in the cities. Native people did some farming, hunting and trapping.