Cuthbert Grant Jr - A Metis Visionary
by Alexandria Horyski
2016 is the 200th anniversary of the Seven Oaks Conflict and has been hailed as The Year of Cuthbert Grant Jr. by the Manitoba Metis Federation.
Cuthbert Grant Jr. was a Metis visionary who put the rights and interests of his people first. He practiced medicine on his people and built the Metis community known then as Grantown and now as St. Francois Xavier. He asserted the rights of his people against the Canadian government and instilled pride and dignity in being Metis. Grant and other Metis leaders provided some of the building blocks and foundations for early Canadian and Manitoba history. From his role in the fur trade to his service as Sheriff, Magistrate and Captain General of the Buffalo Hunt, Cuthbert Grant Jr. made a mark on his country and his people.
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The author describes herself as an Ambassador of History Preservation and World Peace, an historian and Sept Stewart of Siol Cudbright representing Clan Grant in Canada, and the family and descendants of Cuthbert Grant Jr. She is dedicated to the preservation of Metis culture and history and the task of promoting the Metis people globally, and serves as a go-between to facilitate the exchange of history and culture.
Page revised: 18 September 2016
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