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Edmund Metatawabin collection

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[Digitized 2007 (originally created ca. 1940-1950)]
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150 MB of graphic material. - 33 photographs : b&w

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History Biographical: 

Edmund Metatawabin (1948 - ) is a member of Fort Albany First Nation. He was born the first of eleven siblings. Edmund attended St. Anne's Indian Residential School in Fort Albany from 1955 to 1963.

Edmund was working on his Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies at York University when he was called home to run for Chief. Edmund held the position of Chief for eight years during which he concentrated on economic development and education.

Edmund is also a well known First Nations author and poet. His publications include: Hanaway (2004), Harvesting: Cree Hunting and Gathering Techniques (2008), and a memoir Up Ghost River (2014). In 2010, he was part of the Our Story Advisory Committee for the Canadian Aboriginal Writing Challenge, run by the Historica-Dominion Institute. 

Edmund was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2018 for his advocacy work for Survivors and for sharing his own story as a Survivor.

Scope Content: 

Collection comprises photographs of students, staff, and activities at the St. Anne's Indian Residential School.

Custodial History: 

The SRSC has only the digital copies of these photographs. Material was scanned by Centre staff in 2006.

Access Restriction: 

No restrictions on access.

Repro Restriction: 

Some restrictions apply to reproductions.  Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from the copyright holder required for publication.

Location Original: 

Held by Edmund Metatawabin

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