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Memorable Manitobans: Debra Black-Froman (1940-2001)

Social worker, parole officer.

Born at the Six Nations’ Reserve in Ontario on 13 August 1940, she lived in Winnipeg for many years and received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Manitoba. Over the course of a 30- year career she worked in the judicial system as a probation/parole officer for the Government of Manitoba and was appointed to the National Parole Board in 1995. She also a cofounder of the Mamwhichitat Center, worked as a counselor at the Main Street Project, Indian and Metis Friendship Center and other Aboriginal organizations. She died at Winnipeg on 22 August 2001.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 22 September 2001.

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

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 25 November 2016

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