Collection 640 - Rudy Regehr photo collection--CMC--Native Ministries

Native camp at Camp Assinaboine Native campers canoeing at Camp Assinaboia Anna Rehan, Gerald Gerbrandt and Brenda Paetkau Jake and Trudie Unrau Jake Unrau Pow wow Pow wow Pow wow Inter-church Institute for Workers in Indian Communities Inter-church Institute for Workers in Indian Communities Inter-church Institute for Workers in Indian Communities Angus Spence addressing Inter-Church Institute People in discussion at the Inter-Church Institute George Munroe and others in discussion Hockey
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CA MHC 640


Rudy Regehr photo collection--CMC--Native Ministries


  • [between 1960-1979?] (Creation)

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ca. 300 photographs (predominantly B&W, some colored, some slide and negatives)

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-CMBC Public Relations Director 1962-1969

  • Registrar/Public Relations Director 1969-1971
  • Registrar 1971-1975
  • Business Manager 1975-1981
    Regehr was involved with virtually all of the College's publications from 1962-1981
  • CMC Executive Secretary of Congregational Resources Board 1984-1992

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This collection of photos, ca. 300, was collected and arranged by Rudy Regehr of the Conference of Mennonites in Canada (CMC) . It consists primarily of black and white photos (there are a few color and slides) and negatives. Photographers include Menno Wiebe, Rudy Regehr, Henry H. Epp, Paul Wiebe, Orville Andreas, Leron Peters, Jake Unrau, Donald Stoesz, and Edwin Brandt. These photos were taken between 1960-1974 and depict the programs, events, leaders, and communities where Mennonite Pioneer Mission / Native Ministries worked. Some of the photos have descriptions with them.
Programs include the Y.O.U (Youth Opportunities Unlimited) program.
Events include: board meetings, training seminars, language instruction, games, orientation, baptism, Christmas, native camp, hockey, basketball, Pow wow dance.
Leaders include: Elijah McKay, Tom Jackson, Martin Cross, Norman Meade, George Munroe, Bobby Green, Neill von Gunten, Edith von Gunten, Jake Unrau and Trudy Unrau, Menno Wiebe, Jake Wiebe, Abe Hoeppner and Ruth Hoeppner, Henry Neufeld and Elna Neufeld, Orville Andreas, Edwin Brandt, Jake Dyck and Katy Dyck, Roland Fisch and Cheryl Fisch, John Funk and Verna Funk, Victor Funk and Norma Funk, Ike Froese and Margaret Froese, Otto Hamm and Margaret Hamm, John Klassen and Margaret Klassen, D.P. Neufeld, Ernie Sawatzky, Emile Schmidt, Jake Wiebe and Helen Wiebe, Steve Stucky and Janet Stucky.
Communities include: Cross Lake, Selkirk, Pine Dock, Bloodvein, Hollow Water, Hole River, Loon Straits, Pauingassi, Matheson Island, Little Grand Rapids, Manigotogan showing people, schools, modes of transportation, life styles, churches, homes, mission stations.

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