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Memorable Manitobans: John Young (1913-1991)

Indigenous leader.

Born at The Pas in 1913, he was active in politics on The Pas Reserve (now known as Opaskwayak Cree Nation) for over 50 years. He served as chief of The Pas band for many years and was a senator of the Manitoba Indian Brotherhood. He founded the McGillivray Care Home on the reserve. He died in 1991 and was buried in the Emmanual Cemetery.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

We thank Ralph McLean for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 November 2020

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