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Interview with Jessie MacKenzie

  • T-2052
  • Item
  • 1982

File consists of an audio recording of an interview with Jessie MacKenzie, East Bay, of her time teaching in Eskasoni.

Introduction
Biographical Sketch - born at Piper's Cove
Attended school at Benacadie - almost 100 children going from Piper's Cove then went to high schoo at Iona
Started teaching at age 17 - first school was at Christmas Island; taught at Benacadie for 5 years
Went to teach at Eskasoni in 1937
All Mi'kmaw children, but some claimed Scottish ancestry
Gives some Mi'kmaw names: Googoo, Gould, Mathews, Simon a popular first name
What was the reservation like?
Land provided by the Government, no taxes, school well equiped, teachers paid by Federal Government. People were very poor at that time, poor housing etc.,
What about their language?
They were proud of their language...
Did you ever try to learn Mi'kmaq?
Knew a few words at one time; gives a few examples
They understoo English, the Mi'kmaw agent did everything possible to keep them in school; they had no concept of time
Their life style was to be in the woods and on the lakes and rivers
They were very good to each other, very "clannish".
After a funeral, all the deceased person's possessions were sold to pay the expenses
No priest at Eskasoni at the time; a "Captain", one of their own people, came & instructed them - he was a very good man
What about their music & songs?
They were very musical; they learned to sing the Psalms in Latin
Some of the Mi'kmaq learned Gaelic...
Were they good students?
Not at that time - they didn't care too much for going to school
Marion Paul - the first student from Eskasoni to become a teacher
A story about getting caught in a snowstorm going home to Piper's Cove from Eskasoni
Who wrote the song "Bu deonach leam tilleadh"?
Hugh MacKenzie, Christmas Island, a bard, a fiddler & a piper
What would he make songs about?
He would make songs about anything or anybody: the telephone song, a song about an old barn etc.
Sings the song "Bu deonach leam tilleadh"
Tells of teaching Gaelic at East Bay school after she retired from Eskasoni
Had a class every Thursday afternoon - 90 children

Town of New Waterford

  • MG 14.25
  • Fonds
  • 1976, 1913-1915

List of voters.
This is a copy of the original. Date: 1976
Rate books.
Dates: 1913-1915

Town of Dominion

  • MG 14.12
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1990

Records of the Town of Dominion; includes Town Council Minutes, ledgers, school board and police reports, teachers board minutes, rate, assessment, and tax rolls, as well as electric and liquor ledgers.

Town of North Sydney

  • MG 14.101
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1971

North Sydney, first known as the Bar or North Bar, was settled in 1785, partly by Loyalists. The area began to grow when the General Mining Association gained control of the nearby mines at Sydney Mines and ran a railway to North Sydney. By the 1850

Cape Breton Regional Municipality

  • MG 14.228
  • Fonds
  • 1988-1996

Municipal History was made on August 2, 1995 when a ceremony in Sydney's Centre 200, with Mayor John Coady and 21 Councillors, launched the new Cape Breton Regional Municipality with resolutions required to bring a new level of Government into being. Flags of Sydney, Cape Breton County, Glace Bay, New Waterford, Dominion, Louisbourg, North Sydney, and Sydney Mines were formally passed over to the Mayor signify the transfer of power to the new Regional Government.

Town of Louisbourg

  • MG 14.208
  • Fonds
  • 1985-1995

Louisbourg was incorporated as a town in 1901, and the
rail link to Sydney was established using its ice-free port. Fishing
and tourism have been the mainstay of the area

City of Sydney collection

  • MG 14.27
  • Fonds
  • 1864-

Fonds consists of textual records that were created by the City of Sydney, including city reports, meeting minutes, correspondence, town histories, police reports, and legal documents. Included within the fonds are materials that provide information about Black Nova Scotians living within the city, including voting records, education reports, and town histories.

Helsman

  • PAM 2533
  • Item
  • Ca 1982

Item is a bound copy of Helsman newsletter.

South Bar Knitting Club fonds

  • MG 21.18
  • Fonds
  • 1939-01-06 - 1951-02-12

Fonds consists of two minute books and one photograph of the South Bar Knitting Club. Though the club was formed in 1938, records of meetings begin for the organization on January 6, 1939, and continue until February 12, 1951. The minutes of the club record the election of officers, fundraising events, and general business of each meeting. The minutes detail the involvement of the club in fundraising for the war effort during WWII. Various engagements with other community organizations such as the Young Men's Christian Association, Red Cross, and Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire are recorded. The photograph was taken in 1950 and is a black and white image of the members of the society.

South Bar Knitting Club

Mulgrave Businesses

  • MG 14.192
  • Fonds
  • 1880-1894

Three daybooks that are unidentified. Internal evidence indicates that they were used in Mulgrave. There are some references to Antigonish as well.

Dr. Greg MacLeod fonds

  • MG 11.44
  • Fonds
  • 1899-2004

Fonds consists of a wide variety of materials collected or created by Dr. Greg MacLeod, mostly written documents, but also videos and cassette tapes, many of which have been digitized. The written documents cover a wide range of genres such as correspondence, memos, financial reports, updates, feasibility studies, newspaper clippings, and minutes of meetings. These records have a date range beginning in the 1950's when Dr. MacLeod was in school in Sydney Mines (though there is one family document from 1899) and ending around 2004. The range of materials found here derives from his association with a number of organizations starting in the early 1970's, many of which he played a founding influence, such as Metropolitan Alliance For Development, Cape Breton School of Crafts, Island Housing Association, and the Cape Breton Association for Co Op Development, which itself would morph into New Dawn Enterprises. His social-economic interests continued with his involvement in the Tompkins Institute from its founding in 1974 and his close association with the university's Centre for Community Economic Development from its founding in 1986. Another large set of documents involves the founding of BCA Group in 1989 and its progress, and the various projects that were supported by it. Based on these associations, the fonds is arranged with the following series: Tompkins Institute; BCA Group; Centre for Community Economic Development, Audio Files, Video Files, New Dawn Enterprises, Economic Reports and Studies, and Autobiographical Materials. Each of these series (and some contain sub-series) will be composed of multiple files (some files with multiple folios) with each file containing many individual items.

MacLeod, Rev. Gregory

Abbass Studios Ltd. fonds

  • Fonds
  • ca. 1940

Fonds represents over seven decades of photography by the owners and staff of Abbass Studios Ltd.. The studio operated a portrait studio, as well as accepted contracts from newspapers and covered local events. The photographs in the fonds reflect the diverse economic, political and cultural heritage of Cape Breton.

The negatives are organized into seven series: A,B,C,D,N, DOSCO, and Portraiture (P). The N series includes the earliest images including the nitrate film negatives. The A,B,C, and D series continue chronologically until 2001 with the Portraiture ending in 2004. The DOSCO series includes photographs taken of the Dominion Steel and Coal Company during the 1950s.

Abbass Studios Ltd.

St. Mary's Polish Church Men's Club

  • 96-368-27056
  • Item
  • 1988

Item is a photograph of members of the St. Mary's Polish Church Men's Club taken in the basement of the Polish Village Hall.

Ray Doucette

Paul MacEwan fonds

  • MG 9.30
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1998

Fonds consists of the personal materials of Paul MacEwan, founder and leader of the Cape Breton Labour Party from 1982-1987 and former member of the Nova Scotia Legislature for Cape Breton Nova from 1970-2003. Included is correspondence, subjects files concerning healthcare and agriculture, press releases, and papers related to the New Democratic Party and Cape Breton Labour Party.

MacEwan, Paul

The Cape Bretoner

  • Vol. 7 No. 5
  • Item
  • Oct. 1999

Item is a news magazine with an article on oysters.

The Cape Bretoner Magazine

Scrap Book 15C

  • SB 15C
  • Item
  • 1956 - 1961

Item is a scrapbook with mentions of oyster, cod and lobsters.

Scrapbook 38

  • SB 38
  • Item
  • n.d

Item is a scrapbook with mentions of the price of oyster stew.

Little Bras d'or

  • Map 802
  • Item
  • N.d

Item is a Navigational map for the western Bras d'Or Lakes area from Iona to MacKenzie Point showing depths of the water at various places

Jane Bernard collection

  • MG 7A.8
  • Collection
  • 1973

Collection consists of photocopies of papers collected by Jane Bernard, authors unknown.

Frank Niven fonds

  • MG 7A.7
  • Fonds
  • 1953

File consists of a handwritten notebook of Mi'kmaq hieroglyphics.

Union of Nova Scotia Indians

  • MG 7A.5
  • Fonds
  • 1970-1971

Fonds consists of a number of briefs, information kit and correspondence from the Union of Nova Scotia Indians; content includes briefs on Native Rights in Nova Scotia; policies of the Canadian Government; Royal Commission on Education; public services; provincial and municipal relations, etc.

Papers include:

  1. Brief to the Royal Commission on Education, Public Services and Provincial-Municipal Relations by the Union of Nova Scotia Indians, 1971. Typescript, 43 pages.
  2. Brief to a [Federal Government] Commission respecting administration of Indian rights, [n.d.]. Typescript, 2 pages.
  3. Paper: Native rights in Nova Scotia, 1970. Typescript, 2 pages.
  4. Letter to all Chiefs and Councillors, Cape Breton area, regarding appointment of Bernie Francis as Community Court Worker, 1971. Typescript, 1 page.
  5. Union of Nova Scotia Indians Information Kit (1971). Includes: constitution, community development proposals by the Union and by the St. F.X. Extension Department, briefs on welfare, constitutional change, taxation, Legal Aid, legal rights, economic development.

Union of Nova Scotia Indians

Fourth Annual National Cultural Identity Seminar

  • MG 7A.4
  • Fonds
  • 1976-1977

Fonds consists of papers pertaining to the 4th Annual National Cultural Identity Seminar which was sponsored by the Native Communications Society of Nova Scotia.

Native Communications Society of Nova Scotia

Rev. Pierre Maillard fonds

  • MG 7A.2
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1738

Fonds consists of reproductions of papers of Rev. Pierre A.S. Maillard; includes mass with hieroglyphic writings and ornamentation of pages.

Rev. Pierre Maillard

Hon. Allan J. MacEachen fonds

  • MG 9.1
  • Fonds
  • 1953-1970

Fonds consists of speeches and clippings relating to MacEachen's political career.

MacEachen, Allan Joseph

The history of Chapel Island

  • Item
  • 1990

Item is a paper submitted for a course taught by Richard MacKinnon's Folklore 100, UCCB on February 27, 1990. To locate this item at the Beaton Institute, use the following sequence: "Report - Micmac - Title of Item
requested."

Aspects of native folk medicine

  • Item
  • 1993

Item is an original paper by Mary G. MacNeil submitted to Dr. Richard MacKinnon's Folklore 100 class; includes several appendices and photocopies of news clippings and photographs. To locate this item at the Beaton Institute, use the following sequence: "Report - Micmac - Title of Item requested." To locate this item at the Beaton Institute, use the following sequence: "Report - Micmac - Title of Item requested."

Our Approach to the Development and Management of Resources

  • Item
  • Aug. 1969

Item is a report outlining development opportunities, including oyster farming, forestry development, and trade and commercial development for the Eskasoni reserve. To locate this item at the Beaton Institute, use the following sequence: "Report - Economy - Title of Item requested."

A history of Eskasoni Indian Reserve

  • Item
  • 1976

Item is a reproduction of an essay submitted to Dr. Robert Morgan's Maritime History class, March 23, 1976. To locate this item at the Beaton Institute, use the following sequence: "Report - Micmac - Title of Item requested."

Chapel Island

  • 97-174-28012
  • Item
  • n.d.

Item is a reproduction of a photograph of Mi'kmaq people from Chapel Island.

Chapel Island

  • 97-173-28011
  • Item
  • n.d.

Item is a reproduction of a photograph of Mi'kmaq people from Chapel Island.

Chapel Island

  • 97-172-28010
  • Item
  • n.d.

Item is a reproduction of a photograph of a Mi'kmaw woman from Chapel Island.

Chapel Island

  • 97-171-28009
  • Item
  • n.d.

Item is a reproduction of a photograph of Mi'kmaq people from Chapel Island.

Chapel Island

  • 97-170-28008
  • Item
  • n.d.

Item is a reproduction of a photograph of a Mi'kmaw woman basketweaving.

Chapel Island

  • 97-169-28007
  • Item
  • 1981

Item is a framed reproduction of a photograph of Noel Marshall, Chapel Island, Nova Scotia, 1981.

Chief Noel Doucette

  • 99-33-29804
  • Item
  • 1999

Item is a photograph of the headstone marker for Chief Noel Doucette (March 16, 1938 - July 24, 1996). His wife's name is also on the marker: Jean Doris (August 25, 1937 - ).

Mi'kmaw Beaded purse

  • 97-916-28764
  • Item
  • n.d.

Item is a photograph of a Mi'kmaw beaded purse.

Membertou, Sydney

  • 97-546-28394
  • Item
  • n.d.

Item is a laser copy print of a photograph of a group of people in a school room.

Membertou, Sydney

  • 97-545-28393
  • Item
  • n.d.

Item is a laser copy print of a photograph of a group of people playing cards.

Membertou, Sydney

  • 97-544-28392
  • Item
  • n.d.

Item is a laser copy print of a photograph of a group of Mi'kmaw people gathered around a table.

Kun’tewiktu (King's Road Reserve)

  • 97-543-28391
  • Item
  • ca. 1910

Item is a reproduction of a photograph of a community well, with Sydney Harbour and the railroad tracks in the background, taken at Kun’tewiktu (King's Road Reserve).

Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.

Kun’tewiktu (King's Road Reserve)

  • 97-542-28390
  • Item
  • ca. 1910

Item is a reproduction of a photograph of a small child walking in between houses in Kun’tewiktu (King's Road Reserve).

Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.

Kun’tewiktu (King's Road Reserve)

  • 97-539-28387
  • Item
  • ca. 1910

Item is a reproduction of a photograph of a house and the railway tracks at Kun’tewiktu (King's Road Reserve).

Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.

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