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I decided to start an album where I could collect the names, images, and details of personal heroes.

There is no award, just a place to recognise the people and accomplishments of the everyday heroes (or monumental ones) that often go un-noticed and unsung.

If you want to contribute, send me an image and a blurb (not too long) to mudhooks at


  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    1 year 8 months ago
    I would so much like to write a memoir about Edith Anderson Monture. But there needs to be a place to start. If anyone has additional information on this amazing woman, please contact me at my email address: mailto: I am a Canadian-American from Montreal, Quebec, now living in Illinois. I have already done some research into that time period in Canada for another memoir and have bumped into too much atrocious information about the mishandling and controlling of the natives. People should at least know about this special person. Thank you. Maureen Wallner
  • Mudhooks Premium user Canada (Private)
    11 years 9 months ago
    Charlotte Edith Anderson Monture
    Thank you for your comments. I am happy that Edith can serve as an insoiration and role model for another generation of women as well as Aboriginals, in general.

    Edith was also the first Aboriginal woman in Canada to be trained as a nurse. I was telling someone this one day and discovered that her grandmother held the distinction of being the first Aboriginal woman to be trained IN CANDA as a nurse. I wish I had been able to write her name down and share it here, as well.
  • brina (Private)
    11 years 9 months ago
    Charlotte Edith Anderson Monture
    Happy to have found this as she is one of my new heroes and I am presenting on her tomorrow for Aboriginal Women's History Month. This is a great idea! Now go wash your mudhooks as my mother would say...
  • Selnuit Premium user Canada (Private)
    12 years 6 months ago
    Charlotte Edith Anderson Monture
    I think this album is a fantastic idea!
    I was very moved by this lady's biography! Edith Anderson Monture surely needs to be remembered. Thank you for doing this.
    A little note: My grandfather, a French soldier, died during WW1; however, he was already dead by the time Ms Anderson Monture arrived in France.