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Memorable Manitobans: David Earle Traverse (1946-2001)

Aboriginal leader.

Born at the Lake St. Martin First Nation on 19 May 1946, where he spent most of his life, he was educated at Winnipeg then worked as a variety of jobs. He served as Chief of Lake St. Martin First Nation for 14 years, as Band Constable for four years, and as technician for Interlake Reserves Tribal Council for five years, which included a period as Executive Director. He died at Winnipeg on 30 July 2001.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 August 2001.

“We will not forget them,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2001, page B3.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 October 2016

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