Fonds MSS 429 (A13-157) - Morrissette Family Fonds

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Morrissette Family Fonds

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CA UMASC MSS 429 (A13-157)

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  • [1988-1992] (Creation)
    Morrissette Family

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0.065 m

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Larry Morrissette was largely involved in organizations committed to Aboriginal wellness. Some of these included the Native Alcohol Foundation of Manitoba, the Aboriginal Council of Winnipeg, the Native Education Advisory Committee for Winnipeg School Division #1, the Thunder Eagle Society, the Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, and the Aboriginal Youth Renovations Project. Morrissette also spent time as a part-time lecturer for the Faculty of Social Work Aboriginal Focus Program, teaching in the Inner-City Social Work Program at the University of Manitoba and the Department of Urban and Inner-City Studies at the University of Winnipeg. Many of Morrissette’s activities, volunteer and otherwise, have involved him in the revitalization of Indigenous culture and the promotion of Aboriginal youth, including his founding of the Medicine Fire Lodge Inc., his directorship of an organization that works with Aboriginal street gang members called Ogijiita Pimatiswin Kinamatwin, and his skills as a Sun Dancer.

Vern Morrissette has been involved in many of the same organizations as his brother, also guest lecturing at the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg Faculties of Social Work and holding an Aboriginal Perspectives position for the Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre Inc. Morrissette has also contributed as a part of the International Institute for Sustainable Development.

Larry Morrissette passed away September 19, 2016.

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Materials were donated by Larry Morrissette or by his brother, Vern Morrissette, via Larry.

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The fonds contains materials relating to the Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, an organization promoting the rebuilding of Aboriginal families and the returned care of Aboriginal Children to those within their own communities since 1984. The materials also relate to Indigenous peoples and Sustainable Development.

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This collection is arranged in one series: Publications relating to Vern and Larry Morrissette

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Created by Chantel Banman, August 2014.
Quality checked by Mary Grace Golfo-Barcelona on 07 June 2017.

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