Glecia Bear

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Glecia Bear or Nêhiyaw (April 29, 1912 in Green Lake, Saskatchewan – September 1998, Flying Dust First Nation[1]) was a Saskatchewan-born[2] Cree Elder,[3] traditional tale teller and a children’s writer with Freda Ahenakew from Canada.[4][5]

She was the first female chief of the Flying Dust First Nation[1]


  • Kthkominawak otbcimowiniwbwa/Our grandmothers' lives, as told in their own words (1992)[6]
  • Wanisinwak iskwesisak : awasisasinahikanis = Two little girls lost in the bush: a Cree story for children (1991).[2]


  1. ^ a b "Compassion/manâcihitowin". Dene/Cree ElderSpeak (in English/Cree). Meadow Lake Tribal Council. Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Kerman, Kay (September 1992). "TWO LITTLE GIRLS LOST IN THE BUSH: A CREE STORY FOR CHILDREN/WANISINWAK ISKWESISAK: AWASISASINAHIKANIS (review)". A Reviewing Journal of Canadian Materials for Young People (University of Manitoba) 20 (4). Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Carter, Sarah (2005). Unsettled pasts: reconceiving the west through women's history. University of Calgary Press. p. 154. ISBN 978-1-55238-177-9. Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
  4. ^ Emma Minde; Freda Ahenakew, H. Christoph Wolfart (1997). Their example showed me the way. University of Alberta. pp. xi ff. ISBN 978-0-88864-291-2. Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
  5. ^ Susan-Ann Cooper; Aïda Hudson (2003). Windows and words: a look at Canadian children's literature in English. University of Ottawa Press. p. 54. ISBN 978-0-7766-0556-2. Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
  6. ^ Whidden, Lynn (Spring 1993). "Reviewed work(s): Our Grandmothers' Lives as Told in Their Own Words by Freda Ahenakew; H. C. Wolfart". American Indian Quarterly (University of Nebraska Press) 17 (2): 284–286. JSTOR 1185550. 

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