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Memorable Manitobans: Lyna Hart (c1954-2015)

Nurse, community activist.

A member of the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation near Nelson House, she attended the Guy Hill Indian Residential School at The Pas until she was 18. Her experiences at the facility were featured in the 2012 documentary We Were Children. She later trained as a nurse and administered various indigenous health-care programs with the Southeast Resource Development Council. She died at Minneapolis, Minnesota in January 2015.

Sources:

“Docudrama lays bare residential school horrors,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 March 2013, page C3.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 8 January 2015, page A2.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 January 2015

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