UMP would like to pay tribute to Theodore (Ted) Fontaine (1941–2021), author and tireless advocate for residential school survivors and for reconciliation in our communities.
“Like the Assiniboine River that flows just beyond our playing fields, our stories run together, sometimes slowly, sometimes in a torrent. They rise and fall with memories and emotions. There is no beginning and there is no end, there is only the ebb and flow of the years gone by and the story that flows forward to future generations.”
—Theodore Fontaine, from Did You See Us?
Theodore Fontaine in former Assiniboia classrooms building, 2017. (Ruth Bonneville, Winnipeg Free Press)