A lover of language
Born in a blizzard and unbowed by her residential school misery, beloved elder Doris Pratt's passion for language and love of learning fuelled commitment to her Dakota Nation

Maggie Macintosh    By: Maggie Macintosh
Posted: 11/9/2019



In 1989, Doris Pratt unveiled a plaque outside a school in Sioux Valley Dakota Nation, where she was a teacher, curriculum adviser and elder-in-residence throughout her lifetime.


https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/indigenous-treasure-564699201.html








Shame, secrets and dark histories: Remembering the legacy of British home children

Barb Janes, granddaughter of a home child, sees parallels between that scheme and Canada's residential schools



https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/pov-barb-janes-british-home-children-1.5296069






Brandon Sun - Sept. 28, 2019

https://www.brandonsun.com/local/church-organizes-interfaith-gathering-to-combat-climate-change-561595062.html

















https://www.brandonsun.com/local/nations-oldest-icelandic-church-turns-130-548318242.html

















Pipin' hot
Giant kettle honours historic Métis community of Rooster Town




https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/entertainment/arts/pipin-hot-530584611.html

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Time for serious political action on vehicle emissions

Jerry Storie

https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/analysis/time-for-serious-political-action-on-vehicle-emissions-515194252.html


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Daughter of last Hecla lighthouse keeper reflects on its history



https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/hecla-lighthouse-history-1.5238262



Electrifying Manitoba: How hydro power 'absolutely revolutionized' the province
Electrification probably had a bigger influence on the lives of Manitobans than virtually anything else'



Workers erect a wooden hydro pole beside the Belmont Hotel in 1936. Belmont is a small community southeast of Brandon. (Manitoba Hydro archives)


https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/electricity-history-hydro-manitoba-1.5163321





Chief Poundmaker (1842-1886):
'Everything I could do was done to prevent bloodshed. Had I wanted war, I would not be here now.
I should be on the prairie, you did not catch me. I gave myself up.
You have got me because I wanted peace.'
REGINALEADER POST/CP

SHARED PRIDE IN HIS LEGACY (Letter to the Editor - Globe & Mail - May 27, 2019)

Chief Poundmaker’s is indeed a story of bravery, suffering and devotion to peace in the face of a hostile colonial state (The Exoneration of Chief Poundmaker: A Crooked Road Made Straight – May 23). But what stood out to me was the invitation by author Blaine Favel, a former chief of Poundmaker Cree Nation, to all Canadians to take pride in Poundmaker’s legacy.

As Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech shows, the most durable path to justice is one which reaches across racial or cultural divides, and imagines an inspiring future for all who share a country. Justice for first peoples thus can’t solely be a matter of making settlers feel guilty or ashamed; rather we need to nourish a deep solidarity between settler Canadians and Indigenous peoples, and a vision whereby reconciliation will uplift all of us. Mr. Favel’s invitation to “rewrite the history books of Canada” to “let all Canadians take pride in this great leader” exemplifies this. In his own way, he, like Poundmaker, shows us an inspiring way forward.

Gregory Millard, Port Moody, B.C.







'We lost our homes': Museum exhibit tells story of Métis village's displacement


Ste. Madeleine, Man., was destroyed in 1938 to make way for pasture land



https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/manitoba-museum-metis-ste-madeleine-1.5149812





'A voice to confront': One woman's journey to decolonize archeology

UBC Masters student Karen Rose Thomas is challenging historically problematic practices in archeology.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/a-voice-to-confront-one-woman-s-journey-to-decolonize-archeology-1.5137875





Not your 'grandmother's museum': How Canada's major art galleries are chasing youth

More institutions are offering free admission, late-night parties to get the next generation through the door

https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/art-galleries-museum-young-people-attendance-1.5136550







After 14 years of newsroom cuts, reporter Judy Wells is determined to keep her local paper alive

https://j-source.ca/article/theres-a-one-woman-show-in-deloraine-manitoba/



View the first edition of the Deloraine News...



http://www.virtualmanitoba.com/Winchester/paper.html






By Lara Schroeder
March 26, 2019

https://newsinteractives.cbc.ca/longform/jailed-for-his-faith



Habitat donation saves pristine property
A Lenore, Man.-area farmer has donated a quarter-section of land to the Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation the organization considers “unique and rare.”



https://www.westmanjournal.com/news/local-news/habitat-donation-saves-pristine-property-1.23768568






http://vantagepoints.ca/pages/current-projects/annual-conference













Plan an autumn visit to the Uno Trestle Bridge

The trestle is impressive and it has an interesting history
By Donna Gamache
Manitoba Cooperator



https://www.manitobacooperator.ca/country-crossroads/plan-an-autumn-visit-to-the-uno-trestle-bridge/

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From the Baldur-Glenboro Gazette....




Following in McClung's footsteps
Suffragist's former homes have become a far-flung attraction
By: Bill Redekop  




RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
A group makes its way into the McClung Home.



https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/following-in-mcclungs-footsteps-488338831.html






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Time, fire erase last visible ties to community builder
John Hanbury oversaw construction of many early Brandon landmarks
This was Manitoba By: Christian Cassidy






May 16

Support grows for boreal forest as World Heritage Site
By: Dylan Robertson
Posted: 05/16/2018







April 17

Welcome to Little Canada, the Minnesota city founded by a Winnipegger who fled the floods


Minneapolis-St. Paul suburb, founded in 1844 by a Red River refugee, retains its French-Canadian roots

Bartley Kives · CBC News




http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/little-canada-minnesota-1.4622262



March 30


https://www.discoverwestman.com/local/looking-at-different-ways-to-share-local-history




March 27




http://www.delorainetimes.ca/news/heritage-tm-spha-seminar-1.23214133







https://www.discoverwestman.com/local/bringing-history-to-life-for-students-through-story-telling



From the Baldur-Glenboro Gazette....

March 21







Feb. 1



http://pastforward.winnipeg.ca/digital/




Jan 18






Jan 15

From the Baldur Gazette....






More Photos ....Close-ups... etc.

http://www.virtualmanitoba.com/Gallery/Heritage/mysteries/p1.html




Jan 13

Heritage Trust program rolled out to support small-town museums


The new program will provide $5 million over three years to create endowment funds within local community foundations for museums and archives across Manitoba



https://www.manitobacooperator.ca/country-crossroads/heritage-trust-program-rolled-out-to-support-small-town-museums/



Dec 17

Abandonned Manitoba - Visits Brandon House #1



Photo by Gordon Goldboro

http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/sites/brandonhouse.shtml





Dec 13

'Right in their own backyard': New Google Earth project maps Canada's residential schools
The maps are available to all Canadians, but targeted toward elementary and secondary schools.

By Jade Markus, CBC News Posted: Dec 12, 2017 5:43 PM CT




One of the photos included in the Google Earth Voyager residential school story. A group of students sit in a residential school classroom in Cross Lake, Manitoba. (Department of Indian and Northern Affairs/Library and Archives Canada)


http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/google-earth-residental-schools-1.4445403





Dec 1



Manitoba's most charming-towns.



Nov. 27

New book explores history and architecture of Manitoba

JAIME POLMATEER / WESTMAN JOURNAL



http://www.westmanjournal.com/news/local-news/new-book-explores-history-and-architecture-of-manitoba-1.23095136



Nov. 16

Minnedosa railway museum plans on track despite setbacks
Committee confident La Rivière station will be brought to town

https://www.brandonsun.com/local/minnedosa-railway-museum-plans-on-track-despite-setbacks-457880713.html




Nov. 10, 2017



https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/giant-beaver-fossil-found-in-manitoba-456447133.html#&gid=1&pid=1



Nov. 13, 2017


https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/a-centuries-old-story-begging-to-be-told-457358223.html



October 30, 2017



Cary Hamel, Nature Conservancy of Canada’s conservation science manager for Manitoba, said he wants to bring awareness that grasslands are the world’s most endangered ecosystem. Pictured, Lacy and Hamel take a selfie on the prairie landscape.

http://www.westmanjournal.com/news/local-news/conserving-world-s-most-endangered-ecosystem-1.23078643



October 22, 2017



http://www.virtualmanitoba.com/historyhikes/WakpaTanka/index.html



October 2, 2017



http://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/ramsay-iceland-museum-exhibit-1.4364137