A Trip to “The Old Post”

Last week, Keith and I had the honour of visiting “The Old Post” on Cedar Lake.  This was the traditional community site for the people of the Chemawawin Cree Nation.  Their territory was flooded by Manitoba Hydro in the early 1960’s to make way for the Grand Rapids generating station. About 202,343 hectares of land … Continue reading A Trip to “The Old Post”

Nepowewin: Looking Out Upon a Legacy

On Sunday, August 8, 2021, my husband Keith Hyde and I had the opportunity to visit the site of the Rev. Henry Budd's Nepowewin (“standing place” or “good lookout”) Mission on the banks of the Saskatchewan. Budd established this mission to reach out to the Plains Cree in 1852/53 and ministered there with his family until … Continue reading Nepowewin: Looking Out Upon a Legacy