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Memorable Manitobans: Donna Gail Sutherland (1961-2017)

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Born at Selkirk on 9 April 1961, daughter of Edwin Sutherland and Frances McKaughan, she was a Metis author, teacher, and historical researcher interested in the spiritual and cultural ways of indigenous peoples. She wrote articles and taught in the Continuing Education Program at the University of Winnipeg. Her two books were Peguis, A Noble Friend (2003) and Nahoway, A Distant Voice (2008). She died of cancer at Selkirk on 16 July 2017, survived by her husband and three children.

Her articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

Letters to the Editor
Manitoba History, Number 51, February 2006

Peguis, Woodpeckers, and Myths: What Do We Really Know?
Manitoba History, Number 71, Winter 2012


“Births at Selkirk General Hospital,” Selkirk Enterprise, 19 April 1961, page 13.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 19 July 2017, page D7.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 January 2018

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