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Memorable Manitobans: Arthur Meeches (1933-2003)

Band administrator.

Born at Long Plain First Nation in 1933, son of Archie and Jean Meeches, he attended the Brandon Indian Residential School and graduated from Red River Community College. During the Korean War, he served as a private with the 1st Battalion Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry Air Borne Unit and was discharged in 1954. He taught survival training to high school students and cadets in Portage la Prairie, Winnipeg, and British Columbia (1962-1963). He spent five years working for the Department of Indian Affairs in The Pas district and was the first aboriginal to work as an Indian Agent in Manitoba. He worked as a Band Administrator for both Long Plain and Dakota Plains. He was known for his generosity and good humour. He died at Winnipeg on 7 December 2003.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 December 2003.

“They will never be forgotten” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2003, page A6.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 29 April 2017

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