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1 week ago

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An interesting readTHE COUNTRY SCHOOL - Nellie L. McClung, published 1930
Weather beaten and gray it stands,
Tiny dot on the harvest lands—
Not very much to see!
Porch at the end, where the gophers play;
Smelling of crumbs, on a summer's day;
Row of windows, two or three,
Inside walls of smoky gray
Hung with torn and crooked maps;
A broken blind that taps and taps;
Not an attractive spot, you say?
No, but here in this lowly station
Slowly is working an ancient law
And a temple is rising, we call it a nation,
Without the sound of hammer or saw!

Picture of Hazel School below, originally located 3 miles north of Manitou. This is where Nellie first taught, at 16 years old, arriving Manitou 1890. Three years later, she signed her first petition, in Manitou, advocating for women to receive the vote.
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2 weeks ago

Manitoba Women's Institute

We've been asked before why ACWW puts so much emphasis on their work with the UN. Have a look at these resolutions, passed right after the UN was established. There are more than this, but these form the foundation for our UN work. It was seen as vital then, and is arguably even more so now. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

Manitoba Women's Institute

Over the next week, we'll be taking a closer look at the history of ACWW, including some old resolutions, our founders, and important dates and events. To start though, here's a collage of photos from our archive. Is there anyone you recognise or can identify? Tell us in the comments below! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

Manitoba Women's Institute

How can you promote ethical production systems in the clothing and textile industry? We have a few ideas here, but leave some more in the comments below! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

Manitoba Women's Institute

Interesting article! How I love history!Our discovery landed us on page TWO! Read all about it! More importantly, come see the Nellie & McClung family signatures for yourself. Could your Manitou ancestors have joined Nellie in signing, too? ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

Manitoba Women's Institute

Today, we begin a look at a resolution adopted at the 29th Triennial World Conference: Textiles and Clothes. How do you think ACWW members can act on this resolution? Tell us in the comments below! ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

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Lots of good comments!! ... See MoreSee Less

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