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Memorable Manitobans: John H. Harper (1956-2004)

Indigenous leader.

Born at Red Sucker Lake on 25 June 1956, son of Solomon and Eva Harper, he resided there most of his life and devoted his time and energy to his community. He served two terms as Chief of Red Sucker Lake First Nation, welfare administrator for the band, and band manager. His most recent post was as the community health director there. He was married to Linda Mcdougall Harper, with whom he had four children. He died on 17 December 2004 and was buried in the Red Sucker Lake Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 December 2004.

This page was prepared by Lois Braun.

Page revised: 18 August 2020

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