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Why a Cree woman from Saskatchewan and her Scottish husband care for cattle on P.E.I. – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 201992 Views

‘We’re very versatile people. So whatever needs to be done, that’s what we do’

Oct 21, 2019

When Laurianne MacMillan was 16 years old hitch hiking from Saskatchewan to Vancouver in the early ’70s, she would never have guessed she would one day be calling cattle on her farm on P.E.I.

Flash forward more than 40 years, and Laurianne now lives with her husband Gordon in Murray River, P.E.I. where they care for 11 cattle, a couple of alpacas and one farm dog called Vrinda.

The couple arrived on the Island about eight years ago. Looking back, there were a few things that steered them toward life as they now know it.

Laurianne remembers feeling she needed to leave her Cree community in Saskatchewan’s White Bear First Nations in the early ’70s. She’d spent her childhood in the foster care system and decided she needed to find herself.

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