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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, 201943 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, 201943 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, 201933 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, 201943 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, 201990 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, 201956 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, 201941 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, 201957 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, 201857 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 […]

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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, 2018542 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, 2018101 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, 201878 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, 2018510 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, 2018123 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, 2018124 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, 201873 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, 201869 Views

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Treaty 3, Canada lost ‘a pioneer’ and ‘a great leader’ with death of Steve Fobister, Grand Chief says – CBC

Fobister, 66, was a former Treaty 3 Grand Ghief, chief of Grassy Narrows, environmentalist, advocate Oct 18, 2018 A former Grand Chief of Grand Council Treaty 3 and chief of Grassy Narrows First Nation is being remembered as a tireless leader and advocate. Steven Fobister Sr., 66, died in Kenora, Ont., on Oct. 11. He […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 201889 Views

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Ogichidaa Extends Heartfelt Condolences to the Families and Community of Big Grassy First Nation

October 17, 2018 Ogichidaa Kavanaugh expressed a deep sense of shock and sadness with the tragedy that has happened at Big Grassy First Nation. On Monday morning the Office of the Ogichidaa and Grand Council Treaty#3 was alerted to a boating tragedy that involved community members from Big Grassy First Nation. “I want to share […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 2018109 Views

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Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald offers Condolences on the Passing of Steve Fobister Sr., A Tireless Advocate

(Toronto, October 16, 2018) – Today, Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald has expressed her sorrow over the passing of Steve Fobister Sr. A tireless advocate for Grassy Narrows, environmental justice, and First Nations peoples and rights. “Steve Fobister Sr. and I were Chiefs at the same time and our communities supported each other. He was […]

by pmnationtalk on October 17, 201888 Views

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NTI Expresses Condolences to the Family of Thomas Suluk

(October 15th, 2018 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) Vice President, James Eetoolook, expressed his sadness at the passing of Thomas Suluk of Arviat, Nunavut. “Thomas was a well-respected man in his community and around Nunavut. The knowledge Suluk had about Nunavut and traditional Inuit culture is immeasurable. I am honored to have been […]

by pmnationtalk on October 16, 2018185 Views

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Anishinaabe Nation in Treaty#3 Mourns the Passing of Steven Fobister Sr., Grassy Narrows First Nation

October 12, 2018 “Today is a sad day for our Nation with the passing of Steven Fobister Sr.”, stated Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh. Steve Fobister was a former Chief of Grassy Narrows First Nation and Grand Chief of the Anishinaabe Nation in Treaty#3. He was a tireless advocate for the Anishinaabe people and brought awareness to […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 2018130 Views

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Bisaillon, Julian Anthony – Elliotlaketoday

(June 29, 1934 – October 9, 2018) – At home on the Thessalon First Nation, Julian’s Spirit Journey began on Tuesday October 9, 2018. Julian Bisaillon in his 85th year, beloved husband of Beatrice Bisaillon. Loving father of Julia and William ( Laura ). Special Mishomis to Gabriel and Sage. Special friend of Patricia Giguere […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 2018123 Views

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Nunatsiavut Government: President extends condolences on passing of respected elder

October 2, 2018 On behalf of the Nunatsiavut Government and Beneficiaries of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement, President Johannes Lampe today extended his heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of respected Nain Inuit elder Julius Merkuratsuk, who passed away Monday. “Julius made tremendous contributions to the community of Nain, to Labrador Inuit and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 2018137 Views

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McLeod Lake First Nation leader Chingee dies – Prince George Citizen

September 28, 2018 One of the area’s leading political and cultural figures, Harry Chingee, has passed away at the age of almost 96 years. Chingee spent decades as an elected councillor for the McLeod Lake First Nation, much of that time as chief. Today, the MLFN is considered by many to be a national model […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 2018122 Views

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Anthropologist Who Paved Way for Labrador Inuit Land Claims Passes Away – VOCM

August 30, 2018 The Nunatsiavut Government is offering its condolences on the passing of Carol Brice-Bennett, an anthropologist who played a major role in working towards the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement. She passed away on Sunday in Montreal, surrounded by her family. Nunatsiavut President Johannes Lampe says Brice-Bennett was was instrumental in gathering much […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 2018185 Views

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Nunatsiavut Government: President offers condolences on the passing of Carol Brice-Bennett

August 29, 2018 Nunatsiavut President Johannes Lampe says he was saddened to hear of the passing of Carol Brice-Bennett, who was instrumental in gathering much of the data that helped pave the way for the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement. “Carol was a well-respected anthropologist and researcher who devoted much of her life documenting Labrador […]

by pmnationtalk on August 30, 2018143 Views

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MNA: Marlene Lanz Celebration of Life

August 28, 2018 Please join us this Saturday at 1 p.m. to celebrate Marlene Lanz. The celebration of life will take place at the Executive Royal Hotel, 2828 23 St. NE, Calgary. A Celebration of Life for Marlene Lanz PLease join us as we gather and pay tribute to Marlene Lanz Marlene served as Region 3 […]

by pmnationtalk on August 29, 2018214 Views

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MNA: In Memory of Marlene Lanz

December 11, 1943 – August 25, 2018 On August 25, 2018 the Métis Nation suffered a great loss. Marlene Lanz, President of Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) Region Three, passed away at the age of 74. Marlene served as Region Three President for 12 years and dedicated her life to the betterment of Métis in […]

by ahnationtalk on August 28, 2018226 Views

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Alberta Metis advocate, politician Marlene Lanz dies at 74 – CISN Country

August 27, 2018 Marlene “Tiny” Lanz, the sitting president of the Calgary and southern Alberta region of the Métis Nation of Alberta and longtime fixture in Alberta Métis politics, died on Saturday, Aug. 25. She was 74. Born prematurely in a High Prairie hospital, Lanz called Medicine Hat home for 25 years. Lanz began her […]

by ahnationtalk on August 27, 2018324 Views

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US Obit McCain Cda – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 26, 2018 Former prime minister Brian Mulroney is remembering John McCain as “a committed friend of Canada.” Mulroney says in a statement that the Arizona senator, who died of brain cancer on Saturday, “would always come down on the side of his friendship with us.” As recently as June, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 27, 2018113 Views

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Prominent Canadians pay tribute to Arizona Sen. John McCain, dead at 81 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 26, 2018 Canadian politicians are expressing their sympathies to the family of Arizona Sen. John McCain, who has died of brain cancer at the age of 81. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wrote on Twitter that McCain was an American patriot and hero whose sacrifices for his country, and lifetime of public service, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 27, 2018163 Views

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Premier McLeod Statement on the passing of Jack Sigvaldason

The following statement is from Premier Bob McLeod on the death of Jack Sigvaldason: “Jack Sigvaldason’s dedication to connecting people through telling their stories and sharing the news cannot be understated. “Sig’s” legacy – Northern News Services – has been a valued part of NWT community life for close to 50 years. “Having news outlets […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 2018185 Views

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Makivik Mourns Passing of Quebec JBNQA Negotiator John Ciaccia

August 8, 2018 – Makivik Corporation extends sympathy to the family and friends of John Ciaccia, who passed away Tuesday August 7th in Beaconsfield, Quebec. Inuit describe Ciaccia as a man with integrity, and as Quebec’s chief negotiator for the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA), he made an important contribution in the development […]

by pmnationtalk on August 9, 2018119 Views

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AFNQL – Death of Mr. John Ciaccia

WENDAKE, QC, Aug. 8, 2018 – The Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) has learned of the death of Mr. John Ciaccia and wishes to offer its condolences to his family and friends. “Mr. Ciaccia often faced complex issues, in particular during what has come to be called the Oka Crisis. His desire to bring parties together and ensure […]

by pmnationtalk on August 9, 2018130 Views

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Respected Saskatchewan First Nations elder Walter Linklater passes away – Global News

August 7, 2018 A well-respected Saskatchewan First Nation elder has died. Michael Linklater said in a Facebook post his father, Walter Linklater, passed away Sunday morning. “He was in home surrounded by many family members in song and prayer as he left,” Michael wrote. “It was a beautiful and tough day for our family. My […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 2018144 Views

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Cando: Remembering Cynthia Bertolin

Cando: Remembering Cynthia Bertolin It is with profound sadness that Cando has learned of the passing of Cynthia Bertolin. Cynthia was a key part of the Cando family for many years serving as Cando Executive Director from the late 1990’s through 2002. Cando extends its condolences to Cynthia’s family and friends and we wish them […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 2018255 Views

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Statement by the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry on the Death of a Wildland Firefighter in Northwestern Ontario

July 27, 2018 – Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, the Honourable Jeff Yurek, issued the following statement: “I learned yesterday that an Alberta wildland firefighter assisting our response to wildfires in Northwestern Ontario has died. Our hearts go out to his family and friends back home, to his […]

by aanationtalk on July 27, 2018235 Views

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Wildland firefighter fatality: Premier Notley

Jul 27, 2018 Premier Rachel Notley issued the following statement on the death of an Alberta firefighter: “Yesterday, an Alberta wildland firefighter, Mr. Jerry Gadwa, a resident of Kehewin, unexpectedly passed away while supporting fire suppression efforts in Red Lake, Ontario. “As Albertans, we know all too well the sacrifices of our firefighters and first […]

by aanationtalk on July 27, 2018481 Views

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Pasqua First Nation celebrates life of Lindsay Cyr – MBC Network Radio Online

Jul 24, 2018 Friends and family gathered Tuesday morning on the Pasqua First Nation to celebrate the life of Lindsay Cyr. The former Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations vice-chief and current Pasqua councillor passed away on Friday at the age of 65. Former FSIN chief Lawrence Joseph began working alongside Cyr at the organization in […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 2018167 Views

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Trailblazing Indigenous Broadcastor Passes – CKLB Radio

July 4, 2018 An Indigenous broadcasting pioneer has passed on. Les Carpenter, the former CEO of the Native Communication Society of the NWT, which owns and operates CKLB radio has died at the age of 61. Carpenter stepped down from his position earlier in the year due to illness. In addition to Carpenter’s illustrious career […]

by ahnationtalk on July 4, 2018213 Views

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Message of Condolence – Dwight Dorey

HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, LABRADOR, May 24, 2018 – NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) President Todd Russell today expressed deep sadness on behalf of himself and all Southern Inuit of NunatuKavut in Labrador on the passing of Dwight Dorey, a beloved friend and leader. He issued the following message of condolence: “I met Dwight nearly 25 years […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 2018242 Views

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NAN Mourns Passing of Star of Courage Recipient

THUNDER BAY, ON (May 17, 2018): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the Executive Council, offers heartfelt condolences to Neskantaga First Nation following the passing of Star of Courage recipient Thaddeus Moonias, who passed away over the weekend. “We were saddened to learn of the passing of Thaddeus Moonias and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 2018139 Views

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Urban elder and Indigenous rights activist Vern Harper ‘understood the realities of Toronto’ – CBC

Harper, 85, who died last week, will be laid to rest Friday in the city that he served May 18, 2018 In the 1990s, when Jonathan Rudin first met Cree elder Vern Harper in Toronto, most Indigenous elders came to the city from elsewhere. “They would come in and be here for a period of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 2018200 Views

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Indigenous rights activist Vernon Harper dies in Toronto – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 15, 2018 TORONTO _ A Cree elder who was a co-organizer of a cross-Canada trek to raise awareness of broken treaties and grievances against the federal government has died, according to an organization that advocates for dozens of First Nations communities in Ontario. Vernon Harper, a medicine man and Indigenous rights activist, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 2018167 Views

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Cecile O’Neil Fondly Remembered by Colleagues – Gabriel Dumont Institute

May 14, 2018 By James Oloo Former co-workers continue to remember retired Gabriel Dumont Institute employee Cecile O’Neil, who passed away this month at the age of 72 years. The celebration of Cecile’s life was held on April 9, 2018 in Big River, Saskatchewan. Tammy Cummins, Employment Counsellor at the Gabriel Dumont Institute Training and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 2018144 Views

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