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Memorable Manitobans: Leonard Brian Carriere (1949-2004)

Poet.

Born at The Pas on 22 September 1949, son of Roger Carriere and Olive Whitehead, his early years were spent at Cranberry Portage. He travelled extensively throughout his life, eventually settling in Winnipeg. He worked in bush camps as a guide and cook, appreciated for his culinary skills, and also served as a counsellor for group homes and as a native court worker. His life experiences and pride in his Métis culture and upbringing resulted in him writing and publishing a book of poetry entitled White Eagle Speaks: Reflections of Lives and Passing Thoughts (2000). At the time of his death, he had completed two additional volumes and was looking forward to having them published. He died on 17 May 2004.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 May 2004.

This page was prepared by Lois Braun.

Page revised: 18 March 2020

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