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File consists of reproductions of newspaper and magazine clippings about Rita Joe (Vancouver Sun, Cape Breton's Magazine, Micmac News, Halifax Herald and more). Also includes a complete listing of articles found in the Micmac News.


File consists of correspondence both to and from Rita Joe. Most of the letters pertain to her writing career (Oxford UP, University of Toronto Press, WFNS, UNB, Explorations - Canada Council, Nimbus, Ragweed, Abanaki) and achievements (Order of Canada, Privy Council, National Aboriginal Awards).

Ethnic Corner: Herbal Medicines and Mi'kmaw Traditions

  • CA BI FT-0001.17
  • Item
  • 1981

File consists of an original video interview with Rita Joe on the use of herbal medicinal cures and of various Mi'kmaw cultural items such as hair ornaments, jewelry and musical instruments. Rules and significance of waltes played by Mi'kmaw women. Beaton Institute Production; 20 minutes


File consists of various poetry and prose by Rita Joe.

Lnu and Indians We're Called

  • CA BI PS 8569 O33 L5 1991
  • Item
  • 1991

Item is a Ragweed Press publication featuring poetry by Rita Joe.

Mi'kmaw Language Class

  • CA BI FT-0009
  • Item
  • 1981

File consists of a videorecording of a Mi'kmaw language class at the Mi'kmawey elementary school, Chapel Island. Class deals with the teaching of proper names, pronunciation, chanting, etc. Beaton Institute Production; 15 minutes.

Personal memorabilia

File consists of original and reproductions of items of personal memorabilia belonging to Rita Joe, including official documents (Order of Canada, Reaffirmation of Canadian Citizenship, etc.) and other articles, newsletters, posters and notices about appearances.

Poems of Rita Joe

  • CA BI PS 8569 O33 P64
  • Item
  • 1978

Item is an Abanaki Press publication featuring poetry by Rita Joe.


File consists of mostly unpublished poems by Rita Joe. Includes an index of the poems in the file, a bibliography of Rita Joe, and a note from her daughter about the contents and their use.


File consists of mostly unpublished prose by Rita Joe.

Rita Joe

  • CA BI 00-03-29989
  • Item
  • 199-?

Item is a photograph of Rita Joe reading to a small group of people.

Rita Joe

  • CA BI 00-06-29992
  • Item
  • 1990

Item is a photograph of Rita Joe holding the proclamation of her reception of the Order of Canada.

Rita Joe

  • CA BI B&G - Joe, Rita
  • File
  • 1981 - 2007

File consists of various newspaper clippings re: Rita Joe, including her obituary and an article announcing her death in 2007. File also includes a university report entitled "Rita Joe: Mi'kmaq Poet" written by Joanne Peck in 1994.

Joe, Rita

Rita Joe

  • CA BI 00-05-29991
  • Item
  • 1992

Item is a photograph of Rita Joe signing a record after her induction into the Privy Council. The Governor-General and Queen Elizabeth II are also featured in the photograph.

Rita Joe

  • CA BI 00-04-29990
  • Item
  • 1992

Item is a photograph of Rita Joe with her daughter Caroline and Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.

Rita Joe fonds

  • CA BI MG 15.91
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1997

Fonds consists of correspondence; prose, poems, songs, and fragments of works by Rita Joe; personal memorabilia; photographs; clippings; and audio and video cassettes.

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Rita Joe Honorary Doctorate

  • CA BI FT-108
  • Item
  • 1998

Item is a video recording of Rita Joe receiving an honorary doctorate during a convocation ceremony at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Song of Eskasoni

  • CA BI 2007-008.3.001
  • Item
  • 1993

File consists of "an account of the revival of the native traditions and spirituality in Eskasoni through the writings of Rita Joe."


File consists of poetry, lyrics and sheet music by Rita Joe.

The Mi'kmaw community at Eskasoni

  • CA BI T-958
  • Item
  • Oct. 1980

File consists of an audio recording of the CBI Radio show, Fresh Air, featuring a conversation with several informants on various topics concerning life at Eskasoni and Mi'kmaw culture.

Tribute to Grand Chief Donald Marshall Sr

  • CA BI T-3114
  • Item
  • 29 Apr. 1991

File consists of an audio recording of Rita Joe explaining why she wrote the poem about the Grand Chief; describes Donald Marshall Sr. as a person and reads the poem she wrote in his honour. Rita Joe talks about
the number of people who gathered to pay their respects to Donald Marshall Sr. Closes with violin tune, "Echoes," performed by Winnie Chafe and daughter, Patricia Chafe Nauge.