What shared narratives do the Doukhobors have with First Nations peoples?
Questions and Answers, Comments — June 16, 2010
Question No. 32: What shared narratives do the Doukhobors have with First Nations peoples?
From: Dr. Myler Wilkinson, Selkirk College, Castlegar, British Columbia. His wife Linda is working on a MA thesis about shared philosophies and narratives in conjunction with the Mir Centre for Peace.
Answer by Koozma J. Tarasoff:
Several stories of Doukhobor-Native relations have been published in history books found in most Canadian libraries:
Research done near Kamsack, Saskatchewan:
I donated all my research papers to the Saskatchewan Archives, Saskatoon. My Anthropological Field Note File is 554 pages. Find work I did in December 1966 on Indians and non-Indians near Broadview, Saskatchewan. There may be some references to Doukhobors and Indians in my tape-recorded interviews from the Kamsack, Verigin, and Canora, Saskatchewan. Some of the interviews are transcribed.
Mitsuru Shimpo and I studied Anthropology together at the University of British Columbia. Mitsuru has a PhD and is currently retired and resides in Waterloo, Ontario.