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A sprig of heather was placed on Cuthbert Grant’s memorial marker during an event held on July 20.

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Descendants of revered Métis leader Cuthbert Grant held a ceremony at the St. Francois Xavier Roman Catholic Church on July 20 marking the 160th anniversary of his death.

Grant was one of the founding fathers of St. Francois Xavier, employed by the North West Company and Hudson’s Bay Company and served as a sheriff and magistrate of Assiniboia before his death on July 15, 1854. He was born to a Scottish father and Métis mother in 1793.

Grant descendant and North End resident Sandra Horyski, who was the main fundraiser for a marker placed in the SFX church cemetery to honour her ancestor, spoke at the
anniversary event. She also presented another Grant descendant and member of Siol Cudbright, Don Montgomery, with a hand-woven Métis sash in the Clan Grant colours.

The Manitoba Métis Federation donated a Métis flag that was draped over the Grant’s memorial marker, and later presented to the church.

Montgomery had a bronze plaque placed beside the oak tree planted in Grant’s memory in September 2013.


— Staff

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