Final record of a record set on Radio Canada International F-685 to F-700. The other volumes in the series have tellings of legends of Canadian First Nations, dramatized by author Bernard Assiniwi. This is the only volume that has music.
Writer and historian specializing in Indigenous issues, Bernard Assiniwi was a drama critic and writer-director for Radio-Canada in Ottawa from 1978 to 1980. He also contributed to numerous newspapers such as La Presse , The Globe and Mail , Sentier , Québec Hunting and Fishing and Quebec Nature .
He spoke three languages: Cree, French and English. He also studied music and singing.
Bernard Assiniwi has always worked to promote the richness of native cultures. Researcher in Aboriginal history at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Hull, he is the author of two lexicons of Indian names and has given more than 500 lectures on the Aboriginal peoples of Canada explaining their history, their mores and customs and their medicine.
Bernard Assiwini was director of the “Nit'Chawan, mon ami, mon frères” collection at Éditions Leméac from 1972 to 1976 and editor of the review Québec Nature from 1976 to 1978.
In 1997, Bernard Assiniwi received the Prix France-Québec for his novel The Saga of the Beothuk . This book tells the story of the Beothuk of Newfoundland from around the year 1000 until 1829, when the last woman of that nation died.
He also held an honorary doctorate from the University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières for his entire literary work.
He died at the age of 65 at his home in Cantley, Outaouais.
and a group (4) of the West Black Foot