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History of Métis Settlements in Canada

Métis communities are found across Canada; however, the only legislated Métis land base is in Alberta. Eight Métis settlements are located across the northern and central-eastern part of the province: Paddle Prairie, Peavine, Gift Lake, East Prairie, Buffalo Lake, Kikino, Elizabeth and Fishing Lake. As of 2016, the settlements cover 512,121 hectares of land and are home to approximately 5,000 people. The Métis Settlements are self-governing and provide for the protection of Métis culture and identity.

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Jimmy Dale

James Edwin Dale, arranger, conductor, composer, pianist, organist (born 23 October 1935 in London, England; died 20 May 2017 in Naples, Florida).

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Angus Bernard MacEachern

Angus Bernard MacEachern, Roman Catholic bishop of Charlottetown (b at Kinlochmoidart, Scot 8 Feb 1759; d at Canavoy, PEI 22 Apr 1835). In a missionary career spanning 5 decades, MacEachern firmly rooted Catholicism in pioneer Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick.

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Alan Lund

Alan Lund, choreographer (b at Toronto 23 May 1925; d at Toronto 1 July 1992). A specialist in musical theatre, he trained in Toronto and first established a performance reputation as a dance team with his wife Blanche, appearing during WWII in the revue Meet the Navy.

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Joseph Pach

Joseph Pach. Violinist, b Toronto 8 Jan 1928; Artist Diploma (Toronto) 1947, honorary LL D (Saint Thomas) 1988, honorary D LITT (New Brunswick) 1993.

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Anne Brown

Anne Brown, née Nelson, wife, mother (born 1827 in Edinburgh, Scotland; died 6 May 1906 in Edinburgh).

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John Buchanan

John MacLennan Buchanan, premier of Nova Scotia 1978–90, senator 1990–2006, lawyer (born 22 April 1931 in Sydney, NS; died 3 October 2019). A master political campaigner, Buchanan was the longest-serving Conservative premier in Nova Scotian history, and was among the leaders who negotiated the accord to repatriate Canada’s Constitution in 1982.

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Milton Acorn

Milton Acorn, poet (b at Charlottetown 30 Mar 1923; d there 20 Aug 1986). A carpenter by trade, Acorn supported himself on a disability pension from an injury sustained during WWII.

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H. Frank Lewis

H. Frank Lewis, broadcaster, lieutenant-governor of Prince Edward Island (born in York, Prince Edward Island). Frank Lewis is Prince Edward Island's 41st lieutenant-governor.

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Bruce Holder

Holder, Bruce (Edward). Violinist, conductor, composer, b Saint John, NB, 8 Jan 1905, d Toronto 27 Aug 1987. His father, Fred Holder, was a trumpeter in local theatre orchestras. Bruce studied violin with Morton L. Harrison and William C.

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Jonathan McCully

Jonathan McCully, senator, politician, journalist, lawyer, teacher (born 25 July 1809 in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia; died 2 January 1877 in Halifax, NS).

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Angèle Arsenault

Angèle Arsenault, OC, OPEI, singer, songwriter, pianist, guitarist, actor, broadcaster (born 1 October 1943 in Abrams Village, PEI; died 25 February 2014 in Saint-Sauveur, QC).

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William Keith Rogers

Rogers, William Keith. Composer, b Charlottetown 16 Mar 1921; M MUS (Juilliard) 1948. Early success in competitions encouraged Rogers to enter the Juilliard School in 1939 where he studied piano with Arthur Newstead and composition with Vittorio Giannini, Bernard Wagenaar, and Frederick Jacobi.

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Solange Chaput-Rolland

​Solange Chaput-Rolland, OC, OQ, author, television host, politician, senator and advocate for constitutional recognition of Québec’s special status within the Canadian federation (born 14 May 1919 in Montréal, QC; died 31 October 2001 in Sainte-Marguerite-Estérel, QC).

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Mavor Moore

James Mavor Moore, OC, OBC, writer, composer, producer, director, actor, administrator, critic, educator (born 8 March 1919 in Toronto, ON; died 18 December 2006 in Victoria, BC).

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Nancy White

Nancy (Adele) White. Songwriter, singer, guitarist, b Charlottetown 11 Nov 1944; BA English (Dalhousie) 1967. She sang in choirs, studied piano as a child and later, while attending Dalhousie University, performed in musical comedy.