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Lizzette Slater

Birthplace: Manitoba, Canada
Immediate Family:

Wife of Chief Okanase (aka Michel Cardinal)
Mother of John JoJo Bone aka: Okanase; William Cardinal, aka Okanase; Young Chief George Bone and Antoine Bone

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About Lizzette Slater


Lizette Slater was the wife of Michel Cardinal. [Library and Archives Canada: North West Territories Metis Scrip Applications, reference RG15-D-II-8-c.,, no. 1507904 She is the mother of William Bone aka Okanase and another three children. Lizzette Slater s the French-Salteaux woman who is said to have married Chief Okanase, although her surname suggests that she had an Orkney ancestry.


(1) Young George Bone

(2) Antoine Bone

(3) William Bone

(4) John JoJo. Bone



I William Cardinal make oath and say that the within answers given by me are true in every particular. So help me God. William (his X mark) Cardinal We Charles Whitford & Francois Larroque make oath and that we know the written answers given by William Cardinal. Nos 1 to 6 inclusive are true and that we believe the remainder to be true in every particular. Sworn before me at Lac La Biche Mission this 21st day of August, A.D. 1886 having first been fully explained (signed) Chas Whitford (signed) Fracois (his X mark) Laroque. Commissioner

Declar(ation) given by William Cardinal son of Okanase to participate in the N. W. half breed grant:

  1. My P.O. is White Fish Lake
  2. I was born at Riding Mountain in 1849
  3. My father’s name was Michel Cardinal, a half breed. My father was called in Indian Okanase
  4. My mother’s name is Lizette Slater, a half breed
  5. I lived until seven years ago at Riding Mountain when I left that place to the N.W.T. and since I have been residing at the following places South Branch, Thick Wood Mountain, Victoria, White Fish Lake and Lac La Biche. On 15th July 1870 I was living with my parents at Riding Mountain
  6. I am a (fur) hunter
  7. I was married about 1866 to Mary at Riding Mountain
  8. I have nine children living namely: George 17 years of age (A....?) 15 years Isabelle 13 years Job 11 years John 7 years Jamima 5 years William 3 years Bella nearly ( ?) years Marguerite nearly one year
  9. I have no children who have died
  10. I have never received script or land as a half breed
  11. I now produce my discharge

Source: Library and Archives Canada: North West Territories Metis Scrip Applications, reference RG15-D-II-8-c., MIKAN no. 1507904

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Lizzette Slater's Timeline

Manitoba, Canada
February 1846
Age 15
Manitoba, Canada
Age 18
Riding Mountain, Manitoba, Canada
Age 25
Manitoba, Canada