Glecia Bear

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Glecia Bear
Cree leader
Personal details
Born April 29, 1912
Green Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada
Died September 1998 (aged 85–86)
Flying Dust First Nation, Canada

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]


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


  1. ^ a b "Compassion/manâcihitowin". Dene/Cree ElderSpeak (in English and 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). "H. C. Wolfart". American Indian Quarterly. University of Nebraska Press. 17 (2): 284–286. JSTOR 1185550. 

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