|Posted on March 26, 2020 at 4:30 PM|
The Board of the St James Assiniboia Pioneer Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Stacey Jones as the new Steward of Siol Cudbright Sept, effective April 1, 2020.
The Siol Cudbright Sept is an offshoot of the Clan Grant, which includes the Métis descendants of Cuthbert Grant Sr. of Cromdale. The Sept was formed in 2012 by order of Sir James Grant of Grant, the 33rd Chief of Clan Grant.
Ms. Jones is a direct descendant of Cuthbert Grant. As Steward, she hopes to facilitate bringing the many Cuthert Grant descendants together and re-establishing and strengthening bonds of kinship and friendship at two gatherings this summer being held at Grants Old Mill Museum.
The first event is Cuthbert Grant Day on July 11, 2020 which is part of the Manitoba150 Celebration. The second event is Pioneer Days on August 8. Both of these events will showcase the Mètis and pioneer lifestyles of the mid 1800's through music, dancing and exhibits, as well as with tours of the Grants Old Mill museum. The museum also is home to a fairly large genealogical compilation of the Cuthbert Grant descendants which is accessible by anyone researching their family histories.
Stacey can be contacted at: StewardSC@grantsoldmill.ca