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Memorable Manitobans: Sandy Beardy (1920-2001)

Aboriginal leader.

Born at Thicket Portage on 21 August 1920, son of Abraham Beardy and Madeline Ross, he was raised at Cross Lake. He served Pimicikamak Cree Nation as a councillor and Chief (1962). During his term as Chief, he was inducted into the Order of the Buffalo Hunt. He was an adviser to the Northern Flood Agreement negotiations, he was a spiritual counsel to Grand Chief Ovide Mercredie and Elder to MKO, AMC, and AFN, and other First Nations organizations. He died at Thompson on 3 December 2001.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 December 2001.

“We will not forget them,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2001, page B3.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 October 2016

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