Lawrence J. Barkwell

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Lawrence J. Barkwell
Lawrence J. Barkwell, Winnipeg, 2018
Lawrence J. Barkwell, Winnipeg, 2018
Ontario, Canada
Died26 September 2019(2019-09-26) (aged 75–76)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Pen nameLaurent LaPrairie
OccupationAuthor, historian, editor, lecturer
EducationUniversity of Winnipeg, BA Lakehead University, MA
Notable awardsQueen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal Saskatchewan Book Award for Publishing in Education
SpouseDr. Diana Weekes Barkwell (d. 2016)

Lawrence J. Barkwell (born 1943 – 26 September 2019) was a Canadian author,[1] editor, historian[2] and lecturer,[3] best known for his comprehensive writings on the Métis Nation and Culture.[4][5][6] He served as senior historian at Manitoba Métis Federation’s Louis Riel Institute from 2006 until his death in September 2019.[7][8][9] He was a member of the board of directors of the Friends of Upper Fort Garry.[10] He was Honorary Elder for the St. Norbert Parish la Barrière Métis Council.

Barkwell has made entries in the Encyclopedia of French Cultural Heritage in North America,[11] the Canadian Encyclopedia,[9] and has contributed numerous articles to the Virtual Museum of Metis History and Culture.[12] His earlier research and writing was in the area of Juvenile Corrections (Canadian J. Criminology & Corrections Vol. 18 (4): 363 (1976) Differential Treatment of Juveniles on Probation; An Evaluative Study).[13]


Barkwell is an award recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012),[14] and a recipient of the Saskatchewan Book Award for Publishing in Education (2002).[15] On February 15, 2019, he received the Aboriginal Circle of Educators Honouring Our Allies Award.[16]


Below is a list books published by Barkwell (sometime co-authored):[17]

  • Corrigan, S. and Lawrence Barkwell (1991). The Struggle for recognition: Canadian justice and the Métis Nation. Winnipeg: Pemmican Publications. ISBN 0921827180
  • Shore, Frederick and Lawrence Barkwell (1997). Past reflects the present: the Metis Elders' Conference. Winnipeg: Manitoba Metis Federation. ISBN 0968349307
  • Barkwell, Lawrence J.; Dorion, Leah; Prefontaine, Darren (1999). Resources for Metis Researchers. Winnipeg: Louis Riel Institute of the Manitoba Métis Federation; Saskatoon, Sask.: Gabriel Dumont Institute of Native Studies and Applied Research. ISBN 0920915442
  • Barkwell, Lawrence J.; Dorion, Leah; Prefontaine, Darren (2001). Métis Legacy: A Historiography and Annotated Bibliography. Winnipeg: Pemmican Publications Inc. ISBN 1-894717-03-1.[18]
  • Barkwell, Lawrence J. et al (2004). La lawng: Michif Peekishkwewin; the heritage language of the Canadian Metis. Winnipeg: Pemmican Publications. ISBN 1894717228 (v. 1), ISBN 1894717287 (v. 2)
  • Barkwell, Lawrence J.(2005). Batoche 1885 : the militia of the Metis liberation movement. Winnipeg: Manitoba Metis Federation. ISBN 0968349331
  • Barkwell, Lawrence J.; Dorion, Leah; Hourie, Audreen (2006). Métis Legacy (Volume II) Michif Culture, Heritage, and Folkways. Winnipeg: Pemmican Publications Inc. and Saskatoon: Gabriel Dumont Institute. ISBN 0-920915-80-9.[19]
  • Barkwell, Lawrence J.(2011). Veterans and families of the 1885 Northwest Resistance. Saskatoon : Gabriel Dumont Institute. ISBN 9781926795034
  • Barkwell, Lawrence J.; Prefontaine, Darren (2016). A Métis studies bibliography : annotated bibliography and references. Winnipeg, Manitoba : Louis Riel Institute ; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan : Gabriel Dumont Institute. ISBN 9781927531075
  • Barkwell, Lawrence J. (2018). Historic Metis Settlements in Manitoba and Geographic Place Names. Winnipeg: Louis Riel Institute. ISBN 978-1-927531-18-1.


  1. ^ "Barkwell, Lawrence J. 1943-2019". Retrieved 2023-02-08.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-11-10. Retrieved 2018-11-10.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Relatively Speaking".
  4. ^ "Lawrence Barkwell - Google Scholar Citations". Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  5. ^ Human Rights Hub, Global College (2018-08-01). "Fall Colloquium 2017: Lawrence Barkwell".
  6. ^ "Lawrence Barkwell Publications List | Ojibwe | Ethnicity". Scribd. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  7. ^ "Guest Review: Evelyn Peters, Matthew Stock, and Adrian Werner with Lawrie Barkwell, Rooster Town: The History of an Urban Métis Community, 1901 – 1961". 6 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Rooster Town: the Winnipeg community that nobody remembers – The Uniter". Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  9. ^ a b Lawrence Barkwell. "Battle of Seven Oaks". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved September 6, 2019.
  10. ^ "Upper Fort Garry – Friends of Upper Fort Garry".
  11. ^ "Articles - Encyclopédie du patrimoine culturel de l'Amérique française".
  12. ^ Barkwell, Lawrence.
  13. ^ Barkwell, Lawrence J. (1976). "Differential Treatment of Juveniles on Probation; an Evaluative Study". Canadian Journal of Criminology and Corrections. 18 (4): 363. doi:10.3138/cjcc.18.4.363.
  14. ^ General, The Office of the Secretary to the Governor (2018-06-11). "The Governor General of Canada". Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  15. ^ "Archived Awards - Saskatchewan Book Awards". Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  16. ^[dead link]
  17. ^ "Goodreads on Barkwell Bibliography". Goodreads. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  18. ^ "CM Magazine: Metis Legacy.: A Metis Historiography and Annotated Bibliography". Retrieved 2018-08-01.
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