The Georgina Island Storytelling Project

Our stories celebrate our heritage and identity as Chippewa people. They preserve and teach our Indigenous ways of knowing and knowledge for the future generations of Georgina Island. In the tradition of oral history over generations, our youth - in their turn - will carry on this legacy to protect and share our proud history and who we are as the Chippewas of Georgina Island.

The schoolchildren of Georgina Island, 1948

Wayne Harris

From June of 1947 until June of 1949 our family were residents of Georgina Island. My father, Harold Harris served as the school teacher and as a lay preacher. If there is any interest I will post his small collection of photographs and my mothers collection of newspaper clippings here.

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  • Joe

    I am not from the Island, but enjoy reading and learning about its past and people. If it is not too much trouble, I’d like to see your other photos and read the clippings.