Renaud, André (1919–88)

Born in Montreal on January 25, 1919, André Renaud was ordained an Oblate priest in 1944 and served throughout the Yukon and Northwest Territories. Later, he earned his Masters and PhD from the University of Ottawa. Between 1954 and 1963, Renaud established the Indian Social Development Bureau for the Coordination of Educational Research, the Indian and Eskimo Association of Canada, and the Society for Indian and Northern Education. He taught at the University of Saskatchewan from 1961 to 1974 and during that time created the Indian and Northern Education Program. Renaud was a tireless promoter of cultural education around the globe and was awarded the Canadian Centennial Medal for achievement in Native education. He was invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1973. André Renaud passed away on January 15, 1988.

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