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UBCIC Remembers Carole Dawson

((Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – June 23, 2020) It is with heavy hearts that the Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) marks the loss of lifelong colleague and friend, Carole Dawson, who passed away on June 21, 2020 after contracting COVID-19. UBCIC mourns the loss of a unique and immensely kind-hearted […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 202075 Views

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Siksika elder and well-known activist for Indigenous communities dies – Calgary Herald

10 hours ago A former Siksika chief and elder is being remembered for his activism for Indigenous communities. Roy Little Chief died Thursday at age 81. For more than 50 years, Little Chief worked to promote the rights of Indigenous communities across Canada, according to a news release from Siksika Nation on behalf of Little Chief’s […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 202038 Views

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Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald offers Condolences on the Passing of former Chief of Temagami First Nation, Gary Potts

(Toronto – June 5, 2020) On behalf of the Chiefs of Ontario, we offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of, former Chief of Temagami First Nation (Bear Island, Lake Temagami), Gary Potts, who made his journey to the spirit world on June 3, 2020. “On behalf of Chiefs of Ontario, we offer […]

by ahnationtalk on June 5, 202075 Views

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Aboriginal Legal Services – Justin Basinger 1983 – 2020

The Board of Directors and staff of Aboriginal Legal Services are very saddened that Justin Basinger, the Vice President of the Board, passed away from natural causes on May 27, 2020. Justin was only 33 years old. Justin was a Toronto-based lawyer practising labour, employment, and human rights law in the public sector. The son […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 202067 Views

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Dolores Wawia dies at age 76 – Tbnewswatch.com

The pioneer in Indigenous education is lauded as a role model for generations of people. THUNDER BAY — Respected Indigenous educator Dolores Wawia died on Saturday at the age of 76. Born at Gull Bay First Nation (Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek) in 1944, she was a pioneer in Indigenous education and received numerous awards and accolades […]

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 202091 Views

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Lakehead Public Schools: Honouring a Life’s Work

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Dolores Wawia. Dolores was a founding member of the Lakehead Public Schools Aboriginal Education Advisory Committee and continued to serve as co-chair until her passing. Dolores was an advocate for all children and for the importance of indigenous culture to be woven into all aspects of the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 202060 Views

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Inuvialuit Regional Corporation offers condolences on the loss of Eddie T. Dillon, Chair of the Tuktoyaktuk Community Corporation

May 11, 2020 – Inuvialuit Regional Corporation offers its deepest condolences to the family, the community of Tuktoyaktuk and the Inuvialuit Settlement Region on the loss of Eddie T. Dillon. “This loss is very difficult and our thoughts are now with the family. We all prayed for his continued health and just benefited from Eddie’s […]

by ahnationtalk on May 12, 202071 Views

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NAN Mourns Passing of Chief Celia Echum

THUNDER BAY, ON (May 9, 2020): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the Executive Council, sends heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and community of Ginoogaming First Nation following the sudden passing of Chief Celia Echum this morning: “We are very saddened to learn of the passing of our dear […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 202080 Views

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Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald Statement on the Passing of Chief Celia Echum of Ginoogaming First Nation

(Toronto, ON, May 9, 2020) – The Ontario Regional Chief, RoseAnne Archibald released the following statement on the passing of well loved and respected Chief Celia Echum of Ginoogaming First Nation. “On behalf of the Chiefs of Ontario, we offer our utmost respect and condolences to the family, friends and the community of Ginoogaming First […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 202077 Views

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Ginoogaming First Nation mourns death of chief – CBC

Celia Echum passed away suddenly on Saturday May 11, 2020 Ginoogaming First Nation is in mourning following the sudden passing of Chief Celia Echum on Saturday. The announcement was made in a written release on May 9, by Nishnawbe Aski Nation. NAN Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the executive council, sent condolences to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 202049 Views

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