Chief Peguis monument in Winnipeg delayed by a year, organizers say – Canada News

by ahnationtalk on July 4, 202418 Views

July 4, 2024

The long journey to create a monument in honour of Chief Peguis and the 1817 treaty he helped negotiate — which helped establish the settlement that became Winnipeg — has gotten a little longer, with the statue now expected to be unveiled late next year.

The monument was supposed to be erected on the Manitoba legislative grounds this fall, in time for the 160th anniversary of the Saulteaux leader’s death. However, the group behind the push to create the statue says the plan now is to unveil it in September 2025.

“This project is something that’s going to be there for a long, long time. And we have to get it right,” said Bill Shead, a member of Peguis First Nation and co-chair of the Friends of the Peguis-Selkirk Treaty, which has been pursuing a statue since 2017.

“So I prefer to see things delayed and done properly far rather than rushed, and perhaps slipping up and not having what we want as a first-class monument on the grounds.”

Read More: https://canada-news.ca/winnipeg/chief-peguis-monument-in-winnipeg-delayed-by-a-year-organizers-say/

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