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Elder and Knowledge Keeper Theodore Niizhota Fontaine (1941-2021) is a member and former chief of the Sagkeeng Anishinaabe First Nation in Manitoba.
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THEODORE FONTAINE (1941-2021) is a member and former chief of the Sagkeeng Anishinaabe First Nation in Manitoba. He attended the Fort Alexander and Assiniboia Indian Residential Schools from 1948 to 1960.

Theodore graduated in Civil Engineering Technology in 1973 and went on to work extensively in corporate, government and First Nations sectors, including eleven years with the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs as executive director, lead on Indian residential schools, and negotiator of national employment equity claims.

He served in national and regional leadership and voluntary roles with organizations such as The Banff Centre for Management, Peace Hills Trust, the Indigenous Leadership Development Institute, the Manitoba Museum, the Victorian Order of Nurses, and Palliative Care Manitoba.

Theodore was a regular speaker and media commentator on Indian residential schools and presented Canadian national bestseller Broken Circle: The Dark Legacy of Indian Residential Schools, A Memoir to more than 1600 audiences in Canada and the United States.

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