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William (Bill) Shead fonds
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- Records in Electronic Form
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- Shead, William
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1 DVD-RW : 35 files
1 DVD-R : 6 files
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William (Bill) Shead is a member of the Peguis First Nation. A graduate of Dalhousie and the Canadian Forces Staff College, he served as a naval officer in the Regular and Reserve Forces of the Canadian Navy from 1956 to 1992. He held a variety of appointments in several ships. He was seconded to the Public Service Commission of Canada as the Co-ordinator of the Office of Native Employment from 1975 to 1977. Bill served as the Regional Director General for the Prairie Region of Veterans Affairs Canada from 1986 to 1992. In early 1993, he was seconded to be the Chief Executive Officer of the Aboriginal Centre of Winnipeg. Bill remained CEO until 1996 when he retired from public service. Bill served as Mayor of Selkirk, Manitoba, from 1980 to 1983. Some of his past and current volunteer service includes: Chair, Board of Directors of St. Boniface General Hospital; Vice-president, Me-Dian Credit Union; Secretary-Treasurer, National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation; Board Member, Aboriginal Centre of Winnipeg; Member of the Executive Board of the North American Indigenous Games 2002; Public Councilor, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba; Chair, Aboriginal Centre of Winnipeg board; Vice-Chair, Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development [CAHRD]; Member of the Board of Directors, National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation and Indspire.
This collection was transferred to the University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections in 2013.
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This fonds is entirely digital, consisting of 2 DVDs with several .doc, .xls, image, and video files, among others. These files include photographs, accounting files, documents, and plans relating to the Aboriginal Centre of Winnipeg, Inc. (ACWI), as well as a video clip of the CBC News that includes an interview about the “Preserving the History of Urban Aboriginal Institutional Development in Winnipeg” project.
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This fonds is one of a series of collections transferred to the University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections through the community-academic partnership and research project entitled "Preserving the History of Aboriginal Institutional Development in Winnipeg", which was sponsored by the Manitoba Research Alliance (MRA) between 2008 and 2013, and funded by CURA and SSHRC Partnership Grants.
No further accruals are expected.
A file list created by the archivist was added to the file folder (2015).
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Created by Samantha Booth, Sept. 2015
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