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GATEWAY TO A NATIONAL DREAM (Chapter 3 of 4)

3 — The Goal In the fall of 1869, Canada invaded the North-West Territories. A 25-year-old Métis, a failed priest and indifferent law clerk, said, Wait a minute! You didn’t ask me. Canada did not ask the Métis of Assiniboia … Continue reading

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CHASING HISTORY (Chapter 7 of 10)

BATOCHE TODAY What happened here, at the National Historic Site of Batoche in May of 1885, has influenced the course of Canadian history for a century and a quarter.  In my novel-in-progress, The Batoche Crossing, it is my goal to … Continue reading

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CHASING HISTORY (Chapter 6 of 10)

JUST DUCKY On Friday afternoon, July 8th, John and I stopped at the Fred Light Museum in Battleford (on the south side of the North Saskatchewan River, across from North Battleford).  I was looking for Douglas Light, son of the … Continue reading

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