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Manitoba History No. 89
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No. 89

War Memorials in Manitoba
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This Old Elevator
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Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
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Memorable Manitobans
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Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
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Memorable Manitobans: Cornelius Bignell (c1897-?)

Aboriginal leader.

He served as an elected councillor of The Pas Indian Band (now known as the Opaskwayak Cree Nation) from 1939 to 1944 and Chief from 1945 to 1965. He was a board member of the Manitoba Centennial Corporation. He was inducted into the Manitoba Order of the Buffalo Hunt in 1962. On 12 May 1966, he participated in the raising of Manitoba’s new provincial flag.

Sources:

“Hudson Bay trip to be recalled,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 May 1966, page 3.

“These Manitobans will help plan centennial,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 September 1963, page 9.

We thank Diane Balfour for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 January 2018

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