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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, 201939 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, 201939 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, 201970 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, 201959 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, 201957 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, 2019104 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, 201947 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, 201974 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, 2019158 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, 2019163 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, 2019115 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, 201958 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, 2019159 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, 2019161 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, 2019136 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, 2019154 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, 201979 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, 2019102 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, 2019116 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, 201971 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, 2019199 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, 2019579 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, 201984 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, 2019116 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, 201991 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, 201994 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, 2019144 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, 201977 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, 201981 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, 2019154 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, 2019129 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, 2019113 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, 201997 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, 2019236 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, 2019124 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, 2019224 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, 2019341 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, 2019136 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, 2019273 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, 2019135 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, 2019143 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, 2019172 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, 2019199 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, 2019161 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, 2019122 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, 2019161 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, 2018149 Views

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