Winisk: On the Shore of Hudson Bay

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Dundurn, Nov 15, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages

The northern community known as Peawanuck (Cree for Flint) is located approximately 32 kilometres up river from the former village of Winisk on the shore of Hudson Bay. There, prior to a devastating flood on May 16, 1986, the First Nations residents of Winisk had carried on with a traditional lifestyle built largely around hunting and trapping seasons.

The late Mildred Young Hubbert of Markdale, Ontario, first visited Winisk in the 1960s as a classroom consultant with the then Department of Indian Affairs. Never in her wildest dreams did she imagine the scenario some three years later that found her experiencing an odd sort of honeymoon at Winisk and ultimately her first three years of marriage to the wonderful and highly unorthodox teacher, George Hubbert, all six foot six of him. Together the two teachers came to be a vital part of the village during the mid-1970s, a story lovingly and engagingly told by Millie Hubbert in a manuscript completed just prior to her passing.

Winisk: On the Shore of Hudson Bay is charmingly told in the same anecdotal writing style that delighted readers of several previous books by the same author. This is vintage Millie Hubbert!

 

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Contents

The Odyssey Begins
1
Here Comes the Bride
10
To Scout the Territory
21
Life on the Bay
32
The Great Toilet Caper
41
A Celebrity Arrives
54
Thats Entertainment
66
A Ghost of the Far North
71
No One Went Without
96
When Tensions Rise
105
Life as a Northerner
114
Of Dogs and Men
128
Our Last Breakup
134
Millies Legacy
145
About the Author
149
Endnotes
150

Calamity and Rescue
76
You are Your Own Physician
81
And a Family Physician Too
88

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About the author (1997)

The late Mildred Young Hubbert of Markdale, Ontario, first visited Winisk in the 1960s as a classroom consultant with the then Department of Indian Affairs. Never in her wildest dreams did she imagine the scenario some three years later that found her experiencing an odd sort of honeymoon at Winisk and ultimately her first three years of marriage to the wonderful and highly unorthodox teacher, George Hubbert, all six foot six of him. Together the two teachers came to be a vital part of the village during the mid-1970s, a story lovingly and engagingly told by Millie Hubbert in a manuscript completed just prior to her passing.

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