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Memorable Manitobans: Percy James Bird (1933-2010)

Indigenous leader, artist, author.

Born at Sandy Lake, Saskatchewan on 30 November 1933, son of Jessie and Absalom Bird, he studied theology at Emmanuel College, University of Saskatchewan. He was instrumental in establishing many First Nations organizations in Manitoba and was a member of the Interfaith Task Force on northern Hydro development. He was also a portrait artist and wrote books on Aboriginal life in Canada. He died at Winnipeg on 30 November 2010.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 October 2010.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 5 April 2020

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