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Passing of Jason Goodstriker: Minister Wilson

Minister of Indigenous Relations Rick Wilson issued the following statement on the passing of Jason Goodstriker: “We have lost an extraordinary person in Jason Goodstriker. “He was the sort of person who left a strong impression on me and others around him with his generosity, sharp mind and easy laugh. “These were the tools he […]

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MNO Citizen Hec Lavigne remembered for his pride in Callander and his Métis heritage

Long-serving Mayor of Callander, Ontario and Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Citizen Hector “Hec” Lavigne has died. Lavigne entered politics as Reeve of Callander in December of 2000. He sat and chaired numerous local and regional boards and committees while maintaining full-time employment in the insurance industry as a Commercial Lines Account Manager with the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 202026 Views

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The passing of Jason Goodstriker: Premier Kenney

Premier Jason Kenney issued the following statement on the passing of Jason Goodstriker: “I am shocked at the terribly sad news of the untimely death of my friend Jason Goodstriker. “Jason was a proud member of the Kainai band of the Blackfoot people. He served as band councillor, and was elected as Alberta Regional Chief […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 202031 Views

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NunatuKavut Community Council: Message of Condolence on the Passing of John Crosbie

January 10, 2020 It is with sadness that we received the news of the passing of John Crosbie just this morning. He was one of the most prominent politicians elected in this province and made a significant contribution to his home province and this country. Mr. Crosbie will be remembered as a tenacious fighter and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 202021 Views

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NAN Mourns Passing of Jowin Quequish

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the Executive Council, shares heartfelt condolences following the passing of former North Caribou Lake First Nation Chief and NAN Elder Jowin Quequish: “We very were saddened to learn of the passing our dear friend last night and our thoughts and prayers […]

by ahnationtalk on January 6, 202027 Views

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QIA extends condolences on passing of former Hudson Bay MLA and QIA Community Director Peter Kattuk

Iqaluit, NU – November 21, 2019 – The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) extends condolences to the family, friends and community members of former Hudson Bay Member of the Nunavut Legislative Assembly, Peter Kattuk, who passed away this week following a lengthy illness. “My thoughts are with Peter Kattuk’s family, friends and the community of Sanikiluaq” […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 201942 Views

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Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Mourns the Passing of Former MLA Peter Kattuk

IQALUIT, Nunavut (November 20, 2019) – Speaker Simeon Mikkungwak today issued the following statement: “Former Member of the Legislative Assembly Peter Kattuk passed away earlier today following a long illness. Peter represented the constituency of Hudson Bay for two terms and I join his family and former constituents in mourning his passing. Peter was well-respected […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 2019118 Views

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Remembering Maurina Beadle, the Mi’kmaw woman who fought Canada on Jordan’s Principle and won – APTN News

November 15, 2019 Maurina Beadle, a mother from Pictou Landing First Nation who took Canada to court over Jordan’s Principle and won in an effort to help her disabled son, has died. Beadle, 63, died of a stroke Wednesday in hospital. “Maurina Beadle was, first and foremost, a loving mother to her two boys so […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 2019111 Views

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BCAFN Remembers Elder George Saddleman (XweeTa?)

(Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh territories, Vancouver, BC ) – It is with great sadness and grief that BCAFN has learned of the passing of Elder George Saddleman (XweeTa?). We extend our condolences to George’s family, friends, loved ones and community in the Okanagan, where George served as a Chief and as a Councillor for Upper […]

by ahnationtalk on November 6, 201995 Views

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UBCIC Remembers and Honours George Saddleman

((Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – November 5, 2019) It is with great sorrow and loss that the Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) received the news that our dear friend and Elders Representative, George Saddleman, Upper Nicola Indian Band, passed away. We would like to convey our deepest condolences to his […]

by ahnationtalk on November 6, 201994 Views

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Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Mourns the Passing of Former MLA Ovide Alakannuark

IQALUIT, Nunavut (October 7, 2019) – Speaker Simeon Mikkungwak today issued the following statement: “I was saddened to learn today of the passing, after a long illness, of former Member of the Legislative Assembly Ovide Alakannuark, who represented the constituency of Akulliq during the 1st Legislative Assembly of Nunavut. Mr. Alakannuark, who was a well-respected […]

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 201981 Views

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Statement from President Chartrand on the Passing of Lawrie Barkwell

September 26, 2019 It is with the heaviest of heart, that I announce the passing of our mentor, teacher and friend… Lawrie Barkwell. Where do I even begin to sum up the life of this incredible man and friend? How do capture in just a few words what he meant to me and the Metis […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 201980 Views

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by ahnationtalk on August 23, 2019394 Views

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Grand Chief of Treaty #3 Francis Kavanaugh offers his deepest condolences to the friends and family of Chief Simon Fobister

August 9, 2019 Kenora — Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Treaty #3 offers his deepest condolences to the friends and family of Chief Simon Fobister and to the entire circle of community of Grassy Narrows First Nation. Simon Fobister was a former Chief of the Grassy Narrows and a tireless and dedicated advocate for his […]

by pnationtalk on August 9, 201997 Views

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Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald offers Condolences on the Passing of former Grassy Narrows Chief Simon Fobister

(Toronto, August 7, 2019) On behalf of the Chiefs of Ontario, we offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of long-time, former Grassy Narrows Chief, Simon Fobister, who made his journey to the spirit world on August 5, 2019, in Thunder Bay, Ontario. “Simon was a strong and outspoken leader and advocate for […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 2019151 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Offers Condolences to the family of Elder Tony Cote

Assembly of First Nations Offers Condolences to the family of Elder Tony Cote (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today offered condolences to the family and friends of Elder Tony Cote, a highly respected veteran, Knowledge Keeper, First Nations advocate and past Chief of Cote First Nation in Saskatchewan. “On […]

by ahnationtalk on August 4, 2019162 Views

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President offers condolences following tragic deaths in Rigolet

July 31, 2019 Nunatsiavut President Johannes Lampe says he was saddened to learn of the tragic boating accident in Rigolet last evening that claimed the lives of two young adults from the community. “On behalf of the Nunatsiavut Government and Beneficiaries of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement, I want to offer my deepest condolences […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 2019149 Views

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Fort William First Nation councillor dies – Tbnewswatch.com

City leaders offer condolences to family and friends and Fort William First Nation community. FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION — A long-time Fort William First Nation band councillor has died. Leo (Jiggs) Bannon Sr., who had served as a councillor for multiple terms since 1974, passed away earlier this week. In a news release, City of […]

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 2019110 Views

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UBC – An extraordinary life: remembering Greg Younging

UBC professor and Indigenous scholar receives prestigious posthumous award It’s the Association of Canadian Publishers’ highest honour—and on June 19, UBC’s Gregory Younging was posthumously recognized with the President’s Award for his contributions to the Canadian publishing industry and the association. “This award means a lot to my family, and I know it would have […]

by ahnationtalk on July 8, 2019157 Views

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QIA: In memory of Ludy Pudluk

Iqaluit, NU – July 5, 2019 – The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) extends condolences to the family, friends and fellow community members of the late Ludy Pudluk, who passed away following illness. “My thoughts are with Ludy Pudluk’s family,” says QIA President P.J. Akeeagok, “Ludy was a strong leader for Inuit, particularly during the time […]

by ahnationtalk on July 5, 2019183 Views

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NTI Expresses Condolences to the Family of Ludy Pudluk

(July 2nd – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) Board of Directors and President Aluki Kotierk expressed their condolences at the passing of Ludy Pudluk of Mittimatalik, Nunavut. Pudluk first served with the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories for the High Arctic electoral district in 1975. He has been a long standing politician, serving […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 2019143 Views

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One of our bright lights’: Alma MacDougall dead at 60 – CBC

Jul 03, 2019 Mi’kmaq elder Alma MacDougall — registered nurse, president of the Aboriginal Women’s Association of P.E.I., advocate for Indigenous people — died Sunday in Charlottetown. MacDougall worked to support the health of P.E.I. Mi’kmaq, was involved in the Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and earned a governor general’s medal […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 2019264 Views

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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 […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 2019112 Views

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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, 2019159 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, 2019298 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, 2019246 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, 2019182 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, 2019104 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, 2019250 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, 2019264 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, 2019204 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, 2019230 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, 2019130 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, 2019151 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, 2019225 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, 2019115 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, 2019269 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, 2019627 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, 2019130 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, 2019197 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, 2019142 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, 2019144 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, 2019198 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, 2019123 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, 2019132 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, 2019245 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, 2019207 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, 2019160 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, 2019173 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, 2019303 Views

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