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Family of Louisa Oyee: a matriarch in the Nisga'a Nation
Sally-Ann Nyce (author)Margaret Anderson (Thesis advisor)University of Northern British Columbia (Degree granting institution)
Master of Arts (MA)
First Nations Studies
Number of pages in document: 70
The purpose of this research project is to record the genealogy of Louisa Oyee. Louisa was the matriarch in the House of Baxh'ap in the community of Gitwinksihlkw. She was a member of the Nisga'a Nation. Louisa was one of the most important historical figures in this small community. Along with the genealogy, I collected data, photos and stories that tie this family together. As the Nisga'a follow a matrilineal descent, one will see how the House is structured. The genealogies will also show the blood connections to the other Houses that belong to the four communities of the Nisga'a. The final report will be housed with the writer, Simo'ogit Baxh'ap (current holder and future holders of the name), Wilp Wilxo'oskwhl Nisga'a, the Nisga'a Lisims Government, and the Gitwinksihlkw Village Government. Descendents of Louisa Oyee will have permission to view the final project. Access to it from the general public will be limited and only upon request from the writer or Simo'ogit Baxh'ap. --P.ii.
Niska Indians -- Genealogy.Niska Indians -- Social life and customs.Families -- Research -- Moral and ethical aspects.Oyee, Louisa.Niska women -- Biography.