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George Manuel Resume:

George Manuel in cowboy hat, Ottawa circa 1970's


George Manuel born February 17, 1921

1950’s worked in communities organizing politically for Indian people.

1959-1960 Vice President of the National Indian Council of Canada

1959-1963 President of the North American Indian Brotherhood of BC

1960-1966 Chief of Neskonlith Indian Band

1959-1966 Member of the Indian Advisory Committee on the participation of the Federal Government in Expo 67

1965-1968 Chairman of the National Indian Advisory Committee of the Department of Indian Affairs of the Federal Government

1965-1968 Community Development Officer for Federal Government, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development

1968-1970 Co-ordinator of Fieldworkers Program for the Indian Association of Alberta

1969 Consultant on Curriculum and Community Leadership and workshop facilitator to DIAND on community leadership

1969 Consultant on Curriculum and Community Leadership and workshop facilitator to DIAND on community leadership

1970-1976 National Indian Brotherhood President re-elected three terms by acclamation

1971-1976 Non governmental Advisor to a Canadian delegation of Members of Parliament. 1970 trip to New Zealand – Maori programs as they exist in New Zealand. 1972 trip to Stockholm. Sweden Environmental issues. 1976 trip to Greenland, Copenhagen, Denmark and Oslo, Norway to review with Indigenous people the government ministers the social , economic, and political relations between the Indigenous Peoples and their national governments.

1973-1977 Co-ordinated the developed efforts to establish the World Council of Indigenous People Organization. President of WCIP from 1975-1977.

1974 Co-ordinated and attended the preparatory meeting of the international Conference of the Indigenous Peoples held in Georgetown, Guyana on April 8-11, 1974

1976 Represented the WCIP at the United Nations Social and Economic Council’s 13th annual general assembly at Geneva, Switzerland on March 17-19, 1976

1976 Attended the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements Habitat as panel speaker on June 7, 1976 in Vancouver BC

1976 Represented the WCIP as key note speaker to the Nordic Sami Parliament in Inari, Finland

1977 Co-ordinated and developed a project that brought into existence the Central American Conference of Indigenous Peoples

1977-1980 Elected President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs


Aboriginal Rights Position paper, April 1980
The Fourth World published by Collier MacMillian Canada, Ltd

“Indian Control of Indian Education” in Indians Without Tipis, edited by D. 1977, Bruce Sealy and Verna Kirkness 1976

Whiteman’s Whitewash” as presented to the Union of BC Indian Chiefs annual Conference, published by the National Indian Brotherhood, 1972

Government Making Gross Error if Indian Voice is not Heard” as presented to the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry, published by the Native Perspective, Vol.1, No6, pg 10, 11, 33, 34, 1976

Publications About Grand Chief George Manuel:

Brotherhood to Nationhood by Peter McFarlane, Between the Lines publishers 1993

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