Twelve Honoured with Order of Manitoba

 In NCI News

Indigenous elder Mary Courchene is among the people being inducted into the Order of Manitoba today.

Her contributions to the education system from the perspective of a residential schools survivor has her among the dozen people being invested into the Order by Lieutenant Governor Janice Filmon.

Other inductees include former politician Stuart Murray, Manitoba’s first speech therapist, Margaret Morse and sports caster Scott Oake.

The new members of the Order of Manitoba are usually announced on May 12 to coincide with the province’s birthday, but COVID-19 delayed the announcement until today.

July 15 is still an important day in the history of the province as it was the day that the Manitoba Act came into effect in 1870 and also the day the provincial legislature opened in 1920.

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