"When I talk to kids, I try to impart hope—and
reality," says Cree artist George Littlechild.
Returning to his Cree roots at the age of 19, Littlechild made
his first visit to the Ermineskin Reserve at Hobbemma. After
being raised by foster parents in Edmonton he learned that hope
was a scarce commodity on the reserve. Many of his people
faced huge social, economic, and cultural barriers. And he
recognized he knew little about what it meant to be a member of
the Cree nation.
Here we would like to share Mr. Littlechild's story with you
through an article that first appeared in Legacy
Magazine. As you read the article you will find out about the work
and path of George Littlechild and how he has helped to revitalize Cree cultural expression.
This digital collection was
produced with financial assistance from Canada's Digital
Collections initiative, Industry Canada.