Billyjo DeLaRonde. (b.

1953)
Billyjo DeLaRonde, from Duck Bay, Manitoba, i a former !re ident of t"e Manitoba Meti #ederation and a former $"ief of !ine $reek #ir t %ation. &t one time "e ran for t"e 're idency of t"e Meti %ational $ouncil but (a defeated by $lement $"artier. Billyjo DeLaRonde i a de cendant of t"e )aulteau* Meti follo(er of $"ief +(,ta", 'ee,ka,ka( (-.e /"o 0nlock 1 or -2"e 3ey1). .e i t"e 4reat,4rand on of )o'"ie 5enaille ($"enaille) ("o (a a member of t"i band. )"e married /illiam $"artrand, a member of t"e Duck Bay Band ('re6iou ly t"e Duck Bay Band) in 1783 about t(o year before t"e )"oal Ri6er Band i4ned 2reaty #our. 1 /illiam $"artrand i de cribed a a 9merc"ant: at Duck Bay. .i cou in Mic"el $"artrand (b. 1753) ; ("o (a married to < abelle Ledou*,3 (a a clerk (it" t"e .ud on: Bay $om'any in t"e Duck Bay &rea. Billyjo i t"e on of Ma4loire DeLaRonde = and Li>>y (?li>abet") $am'bell. Ma4laoire Laronde (a born on #ebruary 7, 178@ at )t. Laurent, Manitoba. .i 'aternal 4rand'arent are Loui DeLaRonde dit Laronde (b. 17;5) and Audile Morin (b.c. 1735 5) t"e dau4"ter of &ntoine Morin (b. 1839) and !ela4ie Bouc"er. Loui (a a trader at )t. Laurent. Billyjo: 'aternal 4reat,4rand'arent (ere Loui DeLaRonde dit Laronde (#renc" $anadian b. 17@3) and Madeleine Bouc"er (Meti ).
)cri' affida6it for DeLaronde, Loui B fat"erC Loui DeLaronde )r.B mot"erC Madeleine DeLaronde , /ifeC Audule MorinB diedC May ;3, 1785B "eir C "er "u band D c"ildren Loui Ar., 5a 'ard, $"arle , Ba'ti te, ?li e, Ao e'", Ao e'"te, &le*andre, Ma4loire, +cta6ie, Aean, D MarieB claim no.C ;=;5B cri' no.C 9E93 to 9E97B date of i ueC &u4. 7, 178EB amountC F1E@. )cri' affida6it for DeLaronde, Loui B bornC 15 &u4u t 17;5B fat"erC Loui DeLaronde (MGti )B mot"erC Madeleine Bouc"er (MGti )B claim no.C 315;B date of i ueC Aune 1, 177;.

Billyjo: maternal 4rand'arent are ?li>abet" Ric"ard and Ao"n $am'bell, born Marc" ;=, 177@ at 3ino ota and ba'ti>ed at )t. Laurent, t"e on of Ao e'" &le*ander $am'bell (b. 17E@ at Manitoba "ou e) and Marie !aul dit )t. Mat"e.
$am'bell, Ao"nB addre C /inni'e4o i B claim no. ;75B bornC ;= Marc" 177@ at 3ene otaB fat"erC Ao e'" &le*ander $am'bell (MGti )B mot"erC Marie !aul (MGti )B marriedC to ?li>abet" Ric"ardB cri' cert.C form ?, no. ;9@7

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2"e 3ey #ir t %ation H Mo t of t"e follo(er of $"ief +(,ta",'ee,ka,ka( (-.e /"o 0nlock 1 or -2"e 3ey1) (ere re idin4 alon4 t"e )"oal Ri6er in (e tern Manitoba in t"e mid,17@@ . 2"e )"oal Ri6er drain )(an Lake into Da( on Bay, at t"e nort"(e t e*tremity of Lake /inni'e4o i . 2"e band included )aulteau*, )aulteau*,$ree, and )aulteau*,+rkney Meti indi6idual ("en 2"e 3ey i4ned ad"e ion to 2reaty = )e'tember ;=, 1785. ; Mic"el (a t"e on of !ierre $"artrand (b. 17;8) and Marie !an4man (b. 17;7). 3 < abelle (a born on %o6ember 1=, 175= at )t. #rancoi Ia6ier, t"e dau4"ter of &ntoine Ledou* and Marie #alcon. = Ma4loire (a one of t(el6e c"ildren born to Loui and Audile DeLaRonde. 5 Audit" died on May ;3, 1785 at )t. Laurent.

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Billyjo: maternal 4reat,4rand'arent are /illiam Ric"ard called -Meno4ee ick1 (b. 173E) and Madeleine /e t (Meti , born 1737 at Baie )t. !aul)B t"ey married in 175E at !orta4e la !rairie. /illiam and Madeleine bot" left treaty to take Meti cri'.
Ric"ard, /illiamB addre C )andy Bay, /e tbourne bornC 173E at Manitoba .ou eB fat"erC Ao e'" Ric"ard (MGti )B mot"erC < abelle (MGti )B marriedC 175E at !orta4e la Loc"e to Madeleine /e tB c"ildren li6in4C /illiam, Madeleine, &ntoine, Ao e'", LaLoui e, Mar4uerite, )ara, Ao e'"te and MarieB c"ildren decea edC Aean Ba'ti te, &n4ele and no nameB cri' for F1E@.@@B claim no. 1=E5. /e t, MadeleineB addre C )andy Bay, /e tbourneB bornC 1737 at Baie )t. !aulB fat"erC Mic"el /e t (MGti , 3eke "e'ene )B mot"erC Madeleine or &ttan4e,ka'a(eek (MGti )B marriedC 175E at !orta4e la !rairie to /illiam Ric"ardB c"ildren li6in4C 9B cri' for F1E@.@@B claim no. 15@8. Ric"ard, /illiamB addre C )andy Bay, /e tbourneB bornC 175E at !orta4e la !rairieB fat"erC /illiam Ric"ard (MGti )B mot"erC Madeleine /e t (MGti )B marriedC 178E to .elene )'enceB c"ildren li6in4C Marie and ?li eB c"ildren decea edC .elene and no name B cri' for F;=@.@@B claim no. 1===.

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Ric"ard, /illiamB addre C )andy Bay, /e tbourne bornC 173E at Manitoba .ou eB fat"erC Ao e'" Ric"ard (MGti )B mot"erC < abelle (MGti )B marriedC 175E at !orta4e la Loc"e to Madeleine /e tB c"ildren li6in4C /illiam, Madeleine, &ntoine, Ao e'", LaLoui e, Mar4uerite, )ara, Ao e'"te and MarieB c"ildren decea edC Aean Ba'ti te, &n4ele and no nameB cri' for F1E@.@@B claim no. 1=E5.

Billyjo took "i "i4" c"ool education at $ranberry !orta4e, Manitoba, a 'ro6incial re idential c"ool. +ffice "eldC • • • • • Board of Director Manitoba Meti #ederationC 197E. !re ident of Manitoba Meti #ederationC 199=,1998. ?*ecuti6e Director, /inni'e4 <ndian Meti #riend "i' $entreC ;@@3. $"ief of !ine $reek #ir t %ationC ;@@=,;@@7. .e "a al o er6ed on /e t Re4ion $"ild and #amily )er6ice $ommittee (;@@5, ;@@7) and on t"e board of t"e #rontier )c"ool Di6i ion.

Billyjo i be t kno(n for returnin4 t"e Bell of Batoc"e on Auly ;@, ;@13 durin4 -Back to Batoc"e1 day . )ee our article 'o ted atC "tt'CJJ(((. cribd.comJdocJ15@E9=E75JLa,cloc"e,de,Batoc"e,Marie,&ntoinette,retentira "tt'CJJ(((. cribd.comJdocJ15@8==8E=JLa,)a4a,de,La,$loc"e,de,Batoc"e "tt'CJJ(((. cribd.comJdocJ15;1;935=J0ne,reconciliation,"i toriKue

$om'iled and ?dited by La(rence Bark(ell $oordinator of Meti .erita4e and .i tory Re earc" Loui Riel <n titute

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