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Glecia Bear
Cree leader
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Born April 29, 1912
Green Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada
Died September 1998 (aged 85–86)
Flying Dust First Nation, Canada

Glecia Bear or Nêhiyaw (April 29, 1912 in Green Lake, Saskatchewan - September 1998, Flying Dust First Nation) was a Saskatchewan-born Cree elder and a traditional tale teller. Her stories were recorded and translated by Freda Ahenakew.

She was the first female chief of the Flying Dust First Nation


In Kthkominawak otbcimowiniwbwa, Glecia Bear tells her life story as a Cree woman. In Wanisinwak iskwesisak : awasisasinahikanis, Glecia Bear recalls being lost in the forest with her little sister when they were eleven and eight years old.

  • Wanisinwak iskwesisak : awasisasinahikanis = Two little girls lost in the bush: a Cree story for children (1991)
  • Kthkominawak otbcimowiniwbwa/Our grandmothers' lives, as told in their own words (1992)
  • At Viquipèdia
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