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GDI Publication Release

Dec 11, 2013

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The Gabriel Dumont Institute is pleased to announce the publication of Louise Moine’s posthumous memoirs, Remembering Will Have to Do: The Life and Times of Louise (Trottier) Moine.

Deftly merging pioneer history with Aboriginal autobiography, Louise Moine wrote about her childhood spent on the ranching frontier of southwest Saskatchewan in the early 1900s and about her time in an Indian residential school in two published books and various articles in the 1970s and early ‘80s. A long-time resident of Val Marie, Saskatchewan, she also wrote candid vignettes of her many family members and friends living in southwest Saskatchewan and northern Montana. Remembering Will Have to Do: The Life and Times of Louise (Trottier) Moine collects her various writings, including her previously-published books and essays, as well as unpublished stories, photographs, and appendices. Having lived almost 102 years, Louise Moine witnessed the changing Prairie West as Euro-Canadian and European settlers moved in and overwhelmed the region’s Aboriginal residents. Although much of this text was written decades ago, it is still retains its relevance and carries an authenticity of somebody who personally witnessed the rise of southwest Saskatchewan’s ranching culture, the end of the Métis’ nomadic lifestyle, the growth of the dysfunctional Indian residential school system, and the impact of colonization on the region’s Aboriginal peoples.

For more information about this resource contact:

Darren Préfontaine at darren.prefontaine@gdi.gdins.org / 306.657.5711

All ordering inquiries should be directed to:

The Gabriel Dumont Institute
2-604 22nd Street West
Saskatoon, SK S7M 5W1
306.934.4941 (T)
306.244.0252 (F)
http://www.shopmetis.ca (I)

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