First Nations were first farmers in Manitoba

Wednesday, July 06, 2016 9:18 AM | Anonymous

It’s certain the first farmers in Manitoba were First Nations people, likely near the site of modern-day Lockport.

That’s why a group of anthropology students from the University of Manitoba spent five weeks at the site this spring, searching for artifacts that could help us learn more about these early agriculturalists.

The project spearheaded by Dr. E. Leigh Syms of the Manitoba Museum, is only the fourth time there has been any archeological excavating on the banks of the Red River beside the St. Andrew’s Dam and Lock in Lockport. The students earned credit towards a field-study class. Read more