Larry Phillip (Phil) Fontaine, OC OM (born September is an Aboriginal Canadian leader. He completed his third and final term as National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations in
Scarce c. 1908 postcard showing Doukhobor immigrant women being used to plow fields in western Canada! The Doukhobors, known as "Spirit Wrestlers," emigrated to Saskatchewan and British Columbia beginning in 1899, to escape religious oppression in Russia. Their leader was Peter Verigin. Known as pacifists, they lived communally and did not send women to school.