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Memorable Manitobans: Rhys William Jones (c1950-2002)

Lawyer, community activist.

After receiving a BA degree in Anthropology from Carleton University in Ottawa, he worked for the Canadian Department of Indian and Northern Affairs and participated in the negotiation of the 1975 James Bay Agreement. He then attended the Osgoode Law School, after which he became action in the advancement of aboriginal land claims in Ontario and Manitoba. In September 2000, he received a Meritorious Service Medal from the Governor General of Canada in recognition of his work on behalf of aboriginal peoples. He died at Winnipeg on 8 November 2002.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 November 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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