Larry and Vern Morrissette:

An Inventory of Morrissette Family Fonds at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by Chantel Banman
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Dafoe Library, University of Manitoba
(August 2014)

Finding aid encoded by Chantel Banman (August 2014)
Finding aid written in English.



Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Dafoe Library, University of Manitoba

Creator:
Morrissette Family

Title:
Morrissette Family Fonds

Dates:
[1988-1992]

Quantity:
0.065 m

Identification:
MSS 429 (A13-157)

English

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Biography of Morrissette Family

Larry Morrissette has been largely involved in organizations committed to Aboriginal wellness. Some of these include 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 has also spent time as a part-time lecturer for the Faculty of Social work Aboriginal Focus, 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.

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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.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection 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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Arrangement of the Papers

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

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Restrictions on Access

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Restrictions on Use

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Related Materials

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Custodial History

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

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Other Finding Aids

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Publications relating to Vern and Larry Morrissette []

BoxFolder
11 Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre Inc. Operating Document
2 "Protecting our Children" 6th Annual National American Indian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect Conference Proceedings 1988
3 Our Responsibility to the Seventh Generation: Indigenous Peoples and Sustainable Development 1992

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