Dr. Jean Friesen


  • Reflections on the making of Treaty No. 1/Treaty No. 3
  • History of Manitoba/Canada
  • History of the Numbered Treaties
  • First Nations-Settler Contact

Dr. Jean Friesen is a Professor of History at the University of Manitoba who specializes in the history of Aboriginal-European relations particularly in 19th century. She has written about Treaties 1 & 3 and has served as an expert witness in court cases related to hunting and resource use issues. Jean has also worked for 6 years at the National Museum in Ottawa; from 1990 to 2003 she represented the Wolseley Constituency in the Manitoba Legislature and from 1999-2003 was Manitoba’s Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Deputy Premier of Manitoba.