Donald A. Roulette. (b.

1950)
Don Roulette was born near Bigstone and raised at Duck Bay, Manitoba, the son o !le"andre Roulette and #lora Richard. $is %aternal grand&arents were !ngele !llary1 and 'ose&h Richard o (t. )aurent. $is %aternal great grand&arents are *heo&hile Richard (b. 1+5,) and !ngeli-ue Roulette.Mattewewenin (b. 1+5/) ro% 0hite%ud Ri1er.(andy Bay.2 Donald is the great3 great grandson o 4ierre Richard, (b. 1+1,) and 5sabelle 6hartrand. 4ierre Richard, born May ,0, 1+1,, %arried 5sabelle 6hartrand (b. 1+27), the daughter o 4aul 'ose&h 6hartrand and )ouise Ma8inakka%ikak/. *hey were also residents o Baie (t. 4aul ((aulteau" 9illage), where 4aul 6hartrand a&&ears as no. 9 on the 1+/0 census. Baie (t. 4aul was located about eight kilo%etres east o today:s (t. ;ustache, Manitoba. Baie (t 4aul was established in 'uly o 1+,2 when #ather Belcourt selected a site or his %ission along the !ssiniboine Ri1er where a large nu%ber o 5ndians and Metis gathered each s&ring. *he %ission was to be na%ed under the &rotection o (aint 4aul, !&ostle o the <entiles. Belcourt then returned in the s&ring o 1+,, with Bisho& 4ro1encher=s a&&ro1al. $e erected a cha&el during the su%%er, but in (e&te%ber the site, si"ty kilo%eters west o Red Ri1er was attacked by a grou& o <ros39entres 5ndians ro% the south. Bisho& 4ro1encher, concerned or the sa ety o the &riest and the continued success o his work, had the %ission re3located closer to (t. Boni ace. *he new %ission, Baie (t. 4aul, was established in 1+,/ at >4rairie #ournier? (Baker=s 4rairie) on the le t bank o the !ssiniboine Ri1er, about thirty3se1en kilo%etres ro% (t. Boni ace and about eight kilo%etres east o today:s (t. ;ustache, Manitoba.

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!ngele !llary=s grand ather was !ntoine !llary (b. 1+,,)@ !ntoine=s brother 'ean Ba&tiste !llary (b. 1+/0 at Bair (t. 4aul) was one o the Metis who signed )ouis Riel=s !ugust 7, 1++0 &etition or a Metis Reser1e in Montana. 2 $is great3great3great3grand ather #rancois Richard (b. 1A+,) is listed on the 1+/0 census o Baie (t. 4aul (aulteau" 9illage on the !ssiniboine Ri1er as no. 22, 70 years o age. #rancois Richard=s son 4ierre (b. 1+1A) %arried 5sabelle 6hartrand (b. 1+27), the daughter o 4aul 6hartrand and )ouise Ma8inakka%ikak. *hey were also residents o Baie (t. 4aul (aulteau" 9illage, where 4aul a&&ears as no. 9 on the 1+/0 census. , 4ierre was the son o #rancois Richard and Marguerite ((aulteau"). #rancois Richard (b. 1A+,) is listed on the 1+/0 census o Baie (t. 4aul (aulteau" 9illage on the !ssiniboine Ri1er as no. 2/, 70 years o age. $e %arried Maguerite ((aulteau") be ore 1+02. $e died in 1+A1 at (t. )aurent. Marguerite the wi e o #rancois Richard, died !ugust 2/, 1+5+, around A0 years old, and is buried at (t. #rancois Ba1ier. $is son #rancois Richard 'r. (b. 1+07) is listed as C22 on the (aulteau" 9illage census. / 4aul >4aulette? 'ose&h 6hartrand born circa 1A+5 in 5le de MontrDal, EuDbec, was %arried to )ouise >)i8ette? 'enwah=bik=ahbik or Ma8inakka%ikak ((aulteau"). 4aul and )ouise 6hartrand are listed as #a%ily C9 in the 1+/0 6ensus o (aulteau" 9illage.

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4ierre Richard and 5sabelle 6hartrand are docu%ented on the list o $udson=s Bay 6o%&any (er1ants and #ree *raders at #ort 4elly, 1+7,31+7/. )ater they held )ot C1+ at (t. )aurent. Don is also the great3great grandson o 'ean Ba&tiste Mattwaywenin (b. 1+25) and !ngeli-ue 'ac-ues dit 4lourde (b. 1+2,) o 4e%bina. *hey were enu%erated as a%ily C / at 4e%bina in the 1+50 census. 'ean Ba&tiste is listed as a bu alo hunter. )ater, this a%ily was &art o the *otogan >Faw3wee3ka3ton3gack? 0hite Mud Ri1er Band. 'ean Ba&tiste=s &arents were enu%erated at 4e%bina as a%ily C , in the 1+50 census.5 Don=s irst language is (aulteau"@ he attended residential school at 6ranberry 4ortage, Manitoba or his high school education. Don is the ;"ecuti1e Director o Manitoba Metis #ederation (MM#) and was a board %e%ber, elected irst ro% Gorthwest Metis 6ouncil (Dau&hin) Region 19+/319+7 and then ro% the 0inni&eg Region 19+731990. 0hile on the board he ser1ed as a Manitoba Metis #ederation re&resentati1e on the Manitoba !boriginal 6ourtworker 4rogra% !d1isory Board. Don is one o the na%ed litigants on the Manitoba Metis #ederation )and 6lai%s lawsuit against 6anada and Manitoba. !s ;"ecuti1e Director he negotiated the MM#=s &urchase o the or%er 64R o ice building at 150 $enry !1e. to ser1e as the ho%e o ice or the Metis Gation in Manitoba. 4re1iously Don ran his own construction co%&any in Manitoba and British 6olu%bia and is a or%er ;"ecuti1e Director o the Gati1e !lcoholis% 6ouncil o Manitoba.

6o%&iled by )awrence Barkwell 6oordinator o Metis $eritage and $istory Research )ouis Riel 5nstitute

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Both a%ilies were enu%erated as >Matwein?.

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