Grand Chief George Manuel (1921 - 1989)

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Birthplace: British Columbia, Canada
Death: Died in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
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About Grand Chief George Manuel


Chief of the Neskonlith Indian Band (1960-1966); First President of the North American Indian Brotherhood (1959-63); Community Development Officer for the federal Department of Indian Affairs; Coordinator of the Field worker program with the Alberta Brotherhood; Chief of the National Indian Brotherhood (now Assembly of First Nations) (1970-76); Founder and President of the World Council of Indigenous Peoples (1975-81); President of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (1979-81)


According to Wikipedia, George Manuel was born to Maria and Rainbow in 1921, on the Secwepemc territory of the Shuswap people. Maria later married Louie Manuel and George took his last name. He was born on 21 November 1921 and died on 15 November 1989 [Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia]


Maria Dick, the daughter of Andy and Marguerite Dick, married Louis Manuel at Kamloops in British Columbia, Canada, on 30 June 1924 [British Columbia, Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932, index and images, FamilySearch] Maria Dick had been married previously, to a man who is identified as: "Mitchelt" but it is not yet clear if he is the same person as Rainbow [British Columbia, Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932, index and images, FamilySearch]


A number of biographical accounts have been published. See [CWIS Center for World Indigenous Studies] and [Land of the Shuswap] as also [Union of BC Chiefs]

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Grand Chief George Manuel's Timeline

November 21, 1921
British Columbia, Canada
February 4, 1947
Age 25
September 5, 1949
Age 27
Age 28
November 15, 1989
Age 67
Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada