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.


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


Brandon Sun - Sept. 28, 2019



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


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Time for serious political action on vehicle emissions

Jerry Storie


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Daughter of last Hecla lighthouse keeper reflects on its history


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)


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.'

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


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

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


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


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


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By Lara Schroeder
March 26, 2019


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.”



Plan an autumn visit to the Uno Trestle Bridge

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


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

A group makes its way into the McClung Home.


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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


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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


Dec 17

Abandonned Manitoba - Visits Brandon House #1

Photo by Gordon Goldboro


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)


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Manitoba's most charming-towns.

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New book explores history and architecture of Manitoba



Nov. 16

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


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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.


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