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Morrissette, George. (b. 1938) Metis poet George Morrissette lives in St. Boniface, Manitoba.

Georges grandfather, Jean-Baptiste Morrissette, had a strip farm along the Assiniboine River in the 19th century. This farm stayed within the family until 1950. Georges great great great grandfather was Arson Morrissette, who came from Quebec to Manitoba in the early 1800s and married Therese, an Ojibwa woman. George has two poems Michif Toune Buffalo and Le Pique-nique des Purs recently published in Manitowapow: Aboriginal Writings from the Land of Water (James Sinclair and Warren Cariou [Eds.] Winnipeg: Highwater Press, 2012: 167-170). His work has also been published in Border Crossings. Prairie Howl. Toronto: NeWest Press, 1977. Finding Mom at Eaton's. Winnipeg : Turnstone Press, 1981. Up Aainst the Open Sky. Three Legged Coyote, 1979.

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