Elijah Harper

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Born: March 3rd, 1949
Aboriginal Cree Canadian
Lived on Sucker Lake in the northeast area of Manitoba
Attended residential schools across Manitoba
Studied at the University of Manitoba
Even as a young adult he helped his fellow native by supervising the Indian Brotherhood program in Manitoba and acted as one of the analysts for the Manitoba Northern Affairs.
In recent Canadian government, Elijiah Harper has been an aboriginal advocate working to create change in the constitutions for Canadian aboriginals.
After Harper won the northern Manitoba riding in 1981 he let the New Democratic Party to be the first Treaty Indian to be elected as a provincial politician. Harper was later appointed to cabinet for Natives Affairs, then …show more content…

From his chilhood home Red Sucker Lake First Nation, Harper won the title of Honourary Chief and received and medal from the Governor General for his efforts and services.

After the Meech Lake Accord failed, Prime Minister Mulroney attempted to get Quebecs agreement for another Constitution with the Charlottetown Accord in 1992.

Though Harper wanted to run for the federal New Democratic Party for the 1993 election he resigned from the Manitoba

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