Category Archives: From the archives

From the archives: Mary Cousins (Herstory 1974)

Featured in the 1974 issue of Herstory, Mary Cousins (Feb. 22, 1938-April 22, 2007) was a nurse, teacher, journalist, ambassador for the North, and an Inuit rights activist. The entry in Herstory is short, and of course, only lists her … Continue reading

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From the archives: Bonnie Jeffery (Herstory 2007)

Dr. Bonnie Jeffery has spent most of her academic career working far from the University of Regina’s main campus. She lives and works out of Prince Albert, nearly 400 kilometres north-east of Regina. Much of her time is spent travelling, … Continue reading

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From the archives: Cora Hind (Herstory 1974)

Ella Cora Hind (Sept. 18, 1861-Oct. 6, 1942) was Western Canada’s first female journalist and a women’s rights activist. Cora Hind arrived in Winnipeg in 1882 at the age of 21, and after the Free Press (which made her forecasts … Continue reading

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From the archives: The Coloured Women’s Club of Montreal (Herstory 2007)

As the Boer War ended, industrialization was intensifying in Montreal – also the social ills it brought with it. Charities, usually women either religious or well-to-do, arose to addres society’s new needs; Black women, genearlly excluded from these, formed their … Continue reading

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From the archives: Catherine Hennessey (Herstory 2012)

Born in September 1933, Catherine G. Hennessey was raised in Charlottetown near the city’s historic Queen Square and has lived, for the most part, on Prince Edward Island. Her enthusiasm and passion for PEI’s “place in the world” has not … Continue reading

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From the archives: Pitseolak Ashoona (Herstory 1974)

Featured in Herstory 1974, artist Pitseolak Ashoona was “part of one of the last generations of Inuit who grew up with the traditional lifestyles enjoyed by the North American Inuit since before 1000 BC.” (Wikipedia) Pitseolak began drawing in the … Continue reading

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