April Raintree by Beatrice Culleton Mosionier

By Beatrice Culleton Mosionier

A revised model of the radical looking for April Raintree, written in particular for college kids in grades nine via 12. via her characterization of 2 younger sisters who're faraway from their kinfolk, the writer poignantly illustrates the problems that many Aboriginal humans face in retaining a favorable self-identity.

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During his tenure as chief, Percy was instrumental in pursuing First Nation land claims with the Canadian federal government. In recent years Percy has received many awards. In October 1999, he was ordained Reverend Deacon Percy Henry by Bishop Terry Buckle of the Anglican Church. In March, 2000, Percy was given the Heritage Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Yukon Historical and Museum Association, recognizing his efforts to preserve the Hän language. And in December, 2001, Percy was the recipient of the first-ever Conservation Award presented by the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board.

33 These may have been some of the thirty-nine deaths recorded by Bompas in the Dawson-Fort Selkirk region between 1895 and 1898. These epidemics were devastating to the Han because in a small space of time entire families died. Hudson’s Bay Company traders noted particularly the deaths among women and several of the most “influential men,” which must have had an effect on leadership and the ability of families to hunt and feed themselves. The Discovery of Gold Beginning in 1885, a succession of gold strikes occurred on tributaries of the upper Yukon River, the first of which occurred in 1885 on the Stewart River at the southern limits of Han territory.

His mother first came to Eagle when the soldiers arrived at Fort Egbert in 1899. S. Willie’s mother’s father, Old Peter, taught him to set snares for hare and ptarmigan. At the age of fourteen, Willie had to leave school to hunt for his mother. A year later, in the summer of 1927, Willie was hired as a deckhand on the steamboat Yukon, where he worked with other Eagle Village men such as Arthur Stevens, Susie Paul, and Susie Paul’s father, Porcupine Paul Josie, who were seasoned veterans. In the winter of 1928–1929 he started trapping on Hard Luck Creek, a tributary of the Nation River, with his future father-in-law, Andrew Silas.

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