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‘He was a hero’: Levi Oakes, WWII’s last surviving Mohawk Code Talker dies at 94 – APTN News

May 29, 2019 The last surviving Mohawk code talker from World War Two entered the spirit world Tuesday night. Louis Levi Oakes, an Elder revered in his community of Akwesasne, passed away at 94 years old – but is remembered by his peers as both a military hero, and a family man. “When he was […]

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The last Mohawk code talker passes away in Akwesasne – The Cornwall Standard Freeholder

May 30, 2019 AKWESASNE — The last remaining Mohawk code talker, Louis Levi Oakes, died on Tuesday at the age of 94. Oakes lived in Akwesasne for much of life but served in the U.S. military for six years during the Second World War, where he became one of the famous code talkers. These Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 201929 Views

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President David Chartrand’s Special Statement on the Passing of Minister Jean Desrosiers

May 16, 2019 We have lost one of our Champions of Métis rights and one who had attained the great respect of his cabinet and President as a close friend and colleague, a man who was re-elected each time for he always defended the views of his Region. We will miss him and be lost […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201977 Views

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Dr. Jim Tuck remembered for archaeological research in Nunatsiavut

May 16, 2019 Labrador Inuit were saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Jim Tuck, a pioneer of modern professional archaeological research in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Dr. Tuck, who passed away on May 10, founded the archaeology program at Memorial University, and the department there is now considered to be one […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 2019111 Views

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K.I. house fire victims identified – Tbnewswatch.com

The victims of a fatal fire in K.I. First Nation have been identified. KITCHENUHMAYKOOSIB INNINUWUG FIRST NATION, Ont. – The victims of a deadly house fire in Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation have been identified. The Thursday blaze, which ravaged Macheetao Road home in the Northwestern Ontario First Nations community, claimed the lives of Geraldine Chapman, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 6, 201986 Views

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Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald offers Condolences to Those Impacted by a Tragic House Fire in KI First Nation

(Toronto, May 2, 2019) – Today, Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald expressed her utmost sadness as a tragic house fire has claimed the lives of five people in Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation. “On behalf of the Chiefs of Ontario, we send our heartfelt condolences, and our prayers and thoughts to the family, friends, Chief and […]

by pnationtalk on May 3, 201938 Views

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NAN Leaders offer Condolences following Fatal KI House Fire

THUNDER BAY, ON (May 2 2019): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and Mushkegowuk Council Grand Chief Jonathan Solomon release the following statements following a tragic house fire this morning that is believed to have claimed five lives in Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug: “We were saddened to learn of the tragedy this morning and our […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 2019107 Views

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BCAFN Mourns Passing of Cree Elder Noel Starblanket

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – Apr. 17, 2019) – The British Columbia Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) is mourning the loss of respected Cree Elder Noel Starblanket who passed away earlier this week. After many years of struggling with diabetes he finally lost his fight Monday morning at the Regina General Hospital in […]

by ahnationtalk on April 17, 2019116 Views

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Elder Noel Starblanket passes away, age 73 – CTV Regina News

April 15, 2019 Elder Noel Starblanket, a respected Indigenous leader, has passed away. Starblanket passed away early Monday morning in the company of his family. He passed at the Regina General Hospital, due to complications with diabetes. Starblanket was 73 years old. Starblanket was renowned for his leadership, and was respected as a champion for […]

by ahnationtalk on April 15, 201998 Views

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UCN: Acknowledging Elder David Lathlin

April 8, 2018 University College of the North (UCN) would like to acknowledge the passing of Elder David Lathlin of Opaskwayak Cree Nation. Elder Lathlin was integral to the development of UCN’s Kenanow Bachelor of Education Program. Elder Lathlin was most concerned by the lack of student success and high drop-out rate amongst Aboriginal students […]

by pnationtalk on April 9, 2019108 Views

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Grand Council Treaty 3 mourns the loss of Elder Nancy Morrison, Begamigiishigok

On March 31, 2019 Ogichidaa Kavanaugh received the sad news of the passing of Elder Nancy Morrison. “Nancy was a tireless advocate on behalf of the Anishinaabe citizens, sharing her guidance and strength to others. She assisted Anishinaabe organizations and other agencies by providing spiritual support to the meetings and helping all those who asked […]

by ahnationtalk on April 4, 201954 Views

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Messages of Condolence on the Passing of Speaker Joe Enook

Apr 3 2019 The Legislative Assembly of Nunavut and its Members greatly appreciate the many messages of sympathy that have been received from across the nation. A Book of Condolences is being hosted at the Legislative Assembly. Visitors to the Legislative Assembly are welcome to sign the book, which will be presented to the Enook […]

by ahnationtalk on April 4, 201971 Views

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QIA statement of passing of Speaker Joe Enook

Iqaluit, NU – April 1, 2019 – The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) extends condolences to the family, friends and community members of Nunavut’s Speaker Joe Enook, who passed away last week following a short illness. “My thoughts are with Joe Enook’s family, particularly his wife Mary,” says QIA President P.J. Akeeagok, “Joe was a fierce […]

by ahnationtalk on April 1, 201983 Views

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Passing of Speaker Enook

IQALUIT, Nunavut (March 30, 2019) – Deputy Speaker Simeon Mikkungwak today issued the following statement: “It is my sad duty to announce the passing of Speaker Joe Enook, who left us yesterday following a short illness. My colleagues and I take comfort in knowing that his beloved wife, Mary, was with him at the end. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 1, 201953 Views

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Saying good-bye to Rene Espaniel – My Algoma Manitoulin Now

Mar. 26th, 2019 Communities across the North Shore area, including Massey and Sagamok-Anishnawbek First Nation, bid good-bye to long-time resident and Korean veteran, Rene Espaniel. Born in 1930, Rene served in the Canadian Forces that were called to support the United Nations in South Korea in 1950. His celebration of life took place this past […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 2019162 Views

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Brock U: FAHS mourns loss of Indigenous Sport Management alum

March 21, 2019 The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences (FAHS) is mourning the passing of prominent alumnus and Dean’s Alumni Council member Wray Maracle. The well-known leader at Six Nations of the Grand River Territory and in sport throughout Ontario died March 20 after a battle with cancer. FAHS Dean Peter Tiidus called Maracle, a […]

by pnationtalk on March 22, 2019554 Views

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Veteran urban Indigenous rights fighter dies at 91 – the Discourse

March 20, 2019 My enduring memory of Vancouver Indigenous rights advocate Bill Lightbown comes from a constitutional forum hosted by the United Native Nations in 1991. A former UNN president himself, Bill was invited to help plan the forum for urban Indigenous people and various social groups and unions at the Maritime Labour Centre. And he […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201958 Views

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MNO remembers Jo MacQuarrie

March 19, 2019 Métis Elder, nurse, community activist, volunteer and Ottawa Police Chaplain, Jo (Josephine) MacQuarrie died March 13, 2019 after a brief illness. Jo was a Community Outreach Liaison for the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) in Ottawa and also worked as a Knowledge Translation Consultant. “I was recognized as a Métis elder by […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 201994 Views

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Marienne Blackbird of Walpole Island First Nation – Sydenham Current

March 18, 2019 Marienne Blackbird, a member of Walpole Island First Nation, passed away at St Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, March 15, 2019 at the age of 76. Marienne is the daughter of the late Simeon and Adeline (Sword) Blackbird. Predeceased by her son William John Piper. Loved sister of Keitha Hogan, Sadie […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 201968 Views

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Métis Nation grieves the death of Micah John Messent, a rising young Métis leader with a passion for the environment who perished in flight on route to Nairobi

March 12, 2019 (Ottawa, Ontario) – On behalf of the Métis Nation, Clément Chartier, President of the Métis National Council, wishes to extend condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Micah John Messent, who was aboard Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 30 that crashed on route to Nairobi, Kenya on Sunday. Micah was invited to […]

by pmnationtalk on March 13, 201973 Views

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VIU – Sad News: A Loss in our Extended Community

March 11, 2019 We are greatly saddened to learn that Micah Messent, who graduated from VIU last year, was among the 18 Canadians killed in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash on Sunday, March 10. He was travelling to Nairobi, Kenya to attend the United Nations Environment Assembly as a delegate for the UN Association in […]

by pmnationtalk on March 12, 2019112 Views

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Premier’s statement on B.C. government employee killed in Ethiopian plane crash

March 11, 2019 VICTORIA – Premier John Horgan has released the following statement in response to Micah Messent’s death in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash on March 10, 2019: “I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of BC Parks employee and recent Indigenous Youth Intern Micah Messent, who was on the plane that crashed […]

by pmnationtalk on March 12, 201958 Views

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First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) saddened by death of former Indigenous Youth Intern in air disaster

March 11, 2019 Coast Salish Traditional Territory/Vancouver: The First Nations Leadership Council is very saddened to hear of the passing of Micah Messent in yesterday’s Ethiopian Airlines disaster, that resulted in the 157 deaths, including 18 Canadians. Micah, an Indigenous youth, was a member of the Red River Métis Nation in Manitoba, was raised as […]

by pmnationtalk on March 12, 201962 Views

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Friends mourn B.C. environmentalist Micah Messent after Ethiopian Airlines crash – CBC

Micah Messent championed ocean conservation, dedicated to Indigenous teachings, according to online profile Mar 11, 2019 Micah Messent, an ardent young environmentalist who devoted his rising career to protecting the world’s oceans and sharing Indigenous teachings, was one of 18 Canadians killed in an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash on Sunday. The Boeing 737 Max 8 […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 2019118 Views

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Premier Savikataaq remembers Charlie Panigoniak

07 March 2019 Statement Premier Savikataaq remembers Charlie Panigoniak Premier Joe Savikataaq today released the following statement: “It is with great sadness that I extend my condolences to the family and friends of Charlie Panigoniak on his passing earlier today. Charlie’s legacy across Nunavut is one of great joy, good humour and inspiring others. His […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 201993 Views

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An inspiration to us all’: Musicians, friends remember Nunavut’s Charlie Panigoniak – CBC

Charlie Panigoniak died on Wednesday, he had been living with Parkinson’s disease Mar 07, 2019 There was an outpouring of condolences and memories across the North on Wednesday as word spread that Inuk singer Charlie Panigoniak had died. ‘A territorial treasure’: Legendary Inuk singer Charlie Panigoniak has died The Nunavut legend was well-known across the Arctic and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 201991 Views

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Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald Offers Condolences on the Passing of Water Walker, Grandmother Josephine Mandamin

(Toronto, February 22, 2019) On behalf of Chiefs of Ontario, we offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends on the recent passing of Josephine Mandamin. Josephine, known as a tireless advocate and Water Walker, dedicated her life to the protection and preservation of the Great Lakes and surrounding waters, while raising awareness that […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 201979 Views

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Anishinabek Nation mourns the loss of Grandmother Water Walker Josephine Mandamin – Manitoulin Expositor

February 22, 2019 (February 22, 2019)— The Anishinabek Nation mourns the passing of our Grandmother, our Water Commissioner, our kind and gentle Water Protector, Biidaasige – Josephine Mandamin. “It is a very sad day. We have lost a great advocate, teacher, and role model. She will be so deeply missed by all and will be fondly […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 2019208 Views

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October Fostey remembered

February 20, 2019 Long-time Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) employee Janet (October) Fostey will be remembered for her laugh, dedication to her clients and advocacy for Métis people. October, 68, passed away on Feb. 13, 2019. She was the loving wife of Steve for 36 wonderful years, mother to Jason Haney (Rayna) and Tiffany Haney […]

by pmnationtalk on February 21, 2019103 Views

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AMC: Indian Day School advocate Garry McLean passes away

February 19, 2019 TREATY ONE TERRITORY, MB. _ It is with sadness and shock the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs has learned of the passing of Garry McLean. Mr. McLean launched a $15 billion class action lawsuit against the Government of Canada in 2009 after day schoolers had been left out of the Indian Residential School survivor settlement. He was […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 2019174 Views

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Garry McLean, lead plaintiff in Indian Day School class action lawsuit, dead at 67 – CBC

McLean was lead plaintiff in $15B lawsuit against federal government over Indian Day Schools Feb 19, 2019 An Indigenous leader and mentor at the centre of a multi-billion-dollar lawsuit against the federal government over Indian Day Schools has died. Garry McLean, 67, died of cancer Tuesday. “He was always a champion and an advocate of our people in various […]

by ahnationtalk on February 20, 2019266 Views

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Indigenous Elder passes away at age 77 – Winnipeg Sun

Winnipeg’s First Nations and community leaders are mourning the passing this weekend of an Indigenous Elder who was instrumental in promoting the sacrifices and contributions of Aboriginal veterans. Joseph Meconse, a Sayisi Dene Elder died Sunday. He was 77. “Joseph was a great man and a wonderful leader and an educator,” said Bear Clan patrol […]

by ahnationtalk on February 19, 2019115 Views

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Sayisi Dene Elder Joseph Meconse dead at 77 – Globalnews.ca

An Indigenous Elder who was instrumental in promoting the sacrifices and contributions of Aboriginal veterans has died. Joseph Meconse, a Sayisi Dene Elder died Sunday. He was 77. “If there’s a way that he could be remembered it’s through his kindness and his love. I also want to say thank you to those showed him […]

by ahnationtalk on February 18, 2019224 Views

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Condolences to the Goodacre Family from the Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre

On behalf of the Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre’s Board of Directors and staff, we wish to extend our most heartfelt condolences to the Goodacre family for their loss. The Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre strives to be a welcoming place for all people, and Bill Goodacre embodied this message in the way he lived […]

by pmnationtalk on February 4, 2019115 Views

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Tommy White, Maanido-Giizhik, of the Lynx Clan – Net Newsledger

January 30, 2019 Thunder Bay ON – Tommy White, Maanido-Giizhik, of the Lynx Clan had a natural empowering spirit when you met him. Tommy shared a welcoming smile and soothing words. He is one who will truly be missed by many who knew him, as I did. Tommy White has passed into the spirit world, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 2019120 Views

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The Anishinaabe Nation of Treaty#3 Mourns Passing of Tommy White, Maanido-Giizhik Lynx Clan

January 29, 2019 Tommy White, Maanido-Giizhik. Lynx Clan passed in hospital in Thunder Bay on January 27, 2019 surrounded by his family. Tommy had a legacy of service to his community, to the First Nations and organizations in the Anishinaabe Nation in Treaty#3. He was the founder and then lead singer of the world class […]

by ahnationtalk on January 29, 2019149 Views

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Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald Offers Condolences to the Passing of Former Chief, Norman Recollet

(Toronto, January 15, 2019) On behalf of the Chiefs of Ontario, we offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Norman Recollet of Wahnapitae First Nation. Known as a warrior for his community and a knowledge keeper, Norman will be greatly missed amongst many. Beloved Norman Recollet was born in 1927 on the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 2019179 Views

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Indigenous veterans leader to be remembered this week – paNOW

A highly-respected member of the James Smith Cree Nations (JSCN) and a long-standing veteran has died. Ray Sanderson, a former Grand Chief of the Saskatchewan First Nations Veteran’s Association (SFNVA), passed away Sunday. He was 76. One of the three chiefs at the JSCN, Calvin Sanderson, said Ray would always speak at Remembrance Day and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 2019139 Views

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Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba – Elder Elmer Courchene

January 7, 2019 The TRCM would like to extend its heartfelt condolences to the friends and family of respected Anishinaabe Elder Elmer Courchene. Among his many contributions throughout his life, he was a strong advocate for Treaties and provided the TRCM with his guidance and wisdom. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 2019106 Views

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He was a great man’: Advocate for First Nations veterans dies – CBC

Ray Sanderson, 76, served in Europe during Cuban Missile Crisis Jan 08, 2019 Ray Sanderson served his country overseas, but his biggest fight might have been back home. Sanderson, who died recently of cancer, was a tireless advocate for First Nations veterans. Condolences for the former Saskatchewan First Nations Veterans Association grand chief filled the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 2019145 Views

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Blackfoot elder remembered as ‘truly a cowboy,’ Indigenous advocate – CBC

From rodeo rider and roughneck, Pete Standing Alone grew into beloved, respected Blood Tribe leader Dec 08, 2018 Pete Standing Alone bred horses, competed in the rodeo, featured in more than a dozen films and painted the face of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. As a young oil roughneck and cowboy, he felt alienated from his […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 2018132 Views

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AFN adviser Courchene dead at 82 – Winnipeg Free Press

OTTAWA — First Nations leaders are mourning the death of a respected Manitoba elder, who shaped numerous Indigenous policies. Elmer Courchene, 82, died early Wednesday morning, at his home in Powerview-Pine Falls. Courchene, a residential school survivor from Sagkeeng First Nation, advocated for language preservation and political sovereignty, to safety for Indigenous women. As a […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 2018138 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Mourns Passing of Respected Sagkeeng Anicinabe Elder Elmer Courchene, Chair and Member of AFN Elders Council

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Mourns Passing of Respected Sagkeeng Anicinabe Elder Elmer Courchene, Chair and Member of AFN Elders Council (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said the passing this morning of respected Elder Elmer Courchene of Sagkeeng Anicinabe First Nation is a profound loss for First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 2018651 Views

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The AFNQL Mourns the Passing of Algonquin Chief Harry St. Denis

WENDAKE, QC, Nov. 17, 2018  – The Assembly of First Nations of Quebec–Labrador (AFNQL) honors the memory of one of our own, Chief Harry St. Denis of Wolf Lake, Algonquin Nation, who passed away suddenly last Thursday. “It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of our brother, our ally, a warrior, Harry St Denis. He was one […]

by pmnationtalk on November 19, 2018196 Views

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UBCIC expresses sincere condolences on the sudden passing of Chief Harry St. Denis

November 16, 2018 (Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – November 16, 2018) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) offers our sincere sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the St. Denis familyand to the Wolf Lake First Nation for the great loss of Algonquin Chief Harry St. Denis. He will be deeply missed not only by his […]

by pmnationtalk on November 19, 2018142 Views

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AFN National Chief Offers Condolences to Wolf Lake First Nation and the Family of Chief Harry St. Denis on his passing

AFN National Chief Offers Condolences to Wolf Lake First Nation and the Family of Chief Harry St. Denis on his passing (Ottawa, ON): It is with great sadness that the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) acknowledges the passing of Chief Harry St. Denis of the Wolf Lake First Nation in Quebec. “Chief St. Denis was […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 2018629 Views

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Statement on the passing of former FHQTC Vice-Chief Elaine Chicoose

13 November 2018 People of FHQ, Treaty 4 Territory, and beyond: On behalf of the leadership, management, and staff of the File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council we would like to express our deepest sympathies for the family of Elaine Chicoose upon her passing. Elaine was a strong community leader and advocate for Women’s Issues. Elaine […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 2018240 Views

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Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)/Cree Nation Government Pays Homage to Former Premier Bernard Landry Following his Passing

NEMASKA, EEYOU ISTCHEE, Nov. 7, 2018 – The Cree Nation Government is saddened by the loss of former Premier Bernard Landry. The province, as well as the Cree Nation, has lost a man of great vision and conviction. Over the years, the Cree Nation and Mr. Landry forged a relationship transcending different cultures and languages. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 2018211 Views

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Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald Offers Condolences on the Passing of Andrew Manitowabi

(Toronto, November 2, 2018) On behalf of the Chiefs of Ontario, we offer our deepest condolences to the community of Wiikwemkoong and the family of Andrew; we remember his leadership and his commitment to the betterment of his community.  As a decorated war veteran receiving the Defence Medal, Volunteer Medal, Italy Medal, France Medal, the […]

by pmnationtalk on November 5, 2018123 Views

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A great knowledge keeper’: Mi’kmaw elder Murdena Marshall dies – CBC

Marshall was devoted to promotion and preservation of Mi’kmaq culture, language, spirituality Oct 22, 2018 Murdena Marshall, a Cape Breton Mi’kmaw elder and spiritual leader, has died. Marshall, 76, died Sunday night at her home in Eskasoni First Nation. Her health had been failing for years. Eskasoni Chief Leroy Denny said he is “overwhelmed” by […]

by ahnationtalk on October 23, 2018130 Views

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