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Memorable Manitobans: Elsie Bouchie (?-2002)

Aboriginal leader.

A bush camp cook, school breakfast program coordinator, Hudson’s Bay Company employee, and nutritional health advisor for the Frontier School Division, she was the first female chief of the Berens River First Nation and a long-time band councillor. She died at Winnipeg on 2 December 2002 and was buried in the Berens River Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 5 December 2002.

“They will never be forgotten,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2002, pages A8-A9.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 July 2016

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