Manitoba’s legislative grounds will be home to its first statue of a First Nations leader – CBC

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Manitoba’s legislative grounds will be home to its first statue of a First Nations leader – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 202037 Views

Committee hopes statue of Chief Peguis, a historic ‘diplomat,’ will be erected on front lawn

Oct 14, 2020

On the grounds of the Manitoba legislature you will find no shortage of bronze statues honouring the people who helped build the province.

What you won’t find anywhere is a statue of a First Nations person.

A group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous volunteers has been working together for nearly four years to get a statue of Chief Peguis erected.

“It will fill a great void,” said Bill Shead, a member of Peguis First Nation and co-chair of the organizing committee.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/peguis-statue-manitoba-1.5761008

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