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Joining the Herd

Joining the Herd (2007) and Joining the Herd II (2011) were developed to assist teachers and students in their journeys to active and informed citizenship.

Why the bison theme?

By the time Manitoba became a province in 1870, the great herds of American Bison that once roamed the prairies had all but disappeared. The bison symbol, however, continues to represent Manitoba and its earliest beginnings. For example:

Manitoba Ombudsman adopted a bison theme to represent the process of learning about, and participating in, Manitoba's government. Students who have "joined the herd" are aware of how Manitoba's government works and understand how they can participate in it.