About the author
Robert Kennedy Bell grew up along with his two older brothers on Newfield Farm, the subject of this book. He began his education at Blaris School, a one room school a mile from their home. He attended Brandon College (now Brandon University) and the University of Manitoba, graduating with a BSc and an MSc in limnology and fisheries biology, as well as a high school teaching certificate.
After spending 10 years as a principal of junior and senior high schools in Glenella, Manitoba and Aklavik and Hay River Northwest Territories, he spent another 15 years in wildlife administration for the Government of the Northwest Territories. This latter period coincided with the negotiation of aboriginal land claims across the Northwest Territories, all of which had the shared administration of wildlife and fisheries as one of their primary goals.
In 1986, Robert joined his oldest brother, Jack, to form a consulting firm, Norplan Consulting, in La Ronge Saskatchewan. The firm specialized in renewable resource administration and environmental impact assessments. Now sem-iretired, he lives in Blaine Lake, Saskatchewan in the heart of the northern Saskatchewan grain belt.