ERIC Number: ED111570
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: N/A
Algonquin Portrait: A Study of the Rapid Lake Seasonal Agricultural Worker.
King, Paul R.
The study's purpose was to compile descriptive information about a small band of Algonquin Indian seasonal agricultural workers from Quebec, Canada who migrate annually into Ontario County, New York to work on the fur and poultry farms. Although these Indians have worked in the State since 1945, no "serious" study had been made which included their home life in Quebec, reasons for migrancy, types of work done, and conditions of employment while on the farms. Therefore, a 35-minute slide/tape presentation illustrating the home life was prepared. The Reserve was visited 9 times since 1970, for approximately 3 days each time. Cassette recordings were made of: (1) several conversations with the band's Chief, band counselors, and teachers; and (2) traditional Algonquin songs sung by some of the older people and young children. The presentation illustrates and describes housing, educational programs, medical and dental problems, production of native crafts, and traditional pursuits of these Indians. This report discusses how this presentation has been used and the initiator's continued involvement with the Algonquins. Also included is a narrative which was included with a proposal for a full-time outreach worker to work with the white, Indian, and Puerto Rican families on the fur farms in East Bloomfield, Ontario County, New York. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Geneseo. Coll. at Geneseo. Migrant Center.
Identifiers - Location: Canada