Friedel, Margerie, (1936-2011) Marge was the daughter of Montrose Cunningham and Lilly LaRocque of Lac St.

Anne, Alberta. Marge was born at Lac St. Anne but was raised for much of her childhood in the Coal Branch in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. She was a strong advocate for First Nations and Métis education in the City of Edmonton and Province of Alberta including at the University of Alberta where she has acted in a variety of capacities over many years. Marge was a valued member of the Métis Nation of Alberta Elders’ Council and a founding Elder of Amiskwaciy Academy (Edmonton Public Schools’ Aboriginal junior and senior high). She was also an Elder for the Indigenous Bar Association.

Edited and Compiled by Lawrence Barkwell Coordinator of Metis Heritage and History Research Louis Riel Institute

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