The following stories are true oral accounts told by First Nations Elders from the Saskatoon Tribal Council area, from the book, “…And they Told Us Their Stories” A book of Indian Stories. The stories are written as they were told relating valuable teachings from the past. Since the stories are written exactly as they were told, some terms may be offensive, however, as the editor relates, “It was felt to delete the controversial terms would not accurately represent the experiences and feelings being shared” (Lobe iv). The stories chosen reflect the importance of the journey of First Nations lives from the Treaty era, to life on the reserve, the residential schools, early customs, effects of the pass and permit system to farming on the reserve.
We gratefully acknowledge the Saskatoon Tribal Council, in their permission and use of these provocative and significant stories in promoting Treaty education to all people.
If you would like to know more information about the Saskatoon Tribal Council, please see their website at: http://www.sktc.sk.ca/