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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, 20189 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, 201821 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, 201824 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, 201831 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, 201861 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, 2018100 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, 2018318 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, 201846 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, 201855 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, 201891 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, 201848 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, 201874 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, 201867 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, 201863 Views

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Former Chief of Walpole Island First Nation (Bkejwanong) passes on into the Spirit World

ANISHINABEK NATION HEAD OFFICE (May 1, 2018)— Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee is saddened to announce the passing of former Chief of Walpole Island First Nation (Bkejwanong) Joseph Gilbert into the Spirit World. “My condolences go out to his family, friends, community and congregation during this difficult time,” says Grand Council Chief Madahbee. During Gilbert’s […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201863 Views

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Pastor Joseph Gilbert of Walpole Island First Nation – Sydenham Current

Pastor Joseph Brian Gilbert, a member of Walpole Island First Nation, died peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, April 30, 2018 at the age of 74. Joseph is the son of the late Edmund and Julia (Kewayosh) Gilbert. Beloved husband of Sharon Mae (Armstrong). Loving father of Gaylynn Gilbert, Sondra Gilbert and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 2018137 Views

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Honourary MNO Senator Olivine Tiedema passes

April 20, 2018 Honourary Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Senator Olivine (Olive) Tiedema, died on April 13, 2018, at the age of 90. Senator Olive Tiedema, née Bousquet, Skura, will be missed by her children Sharon (Robert), Denise (Ed), Eric (Sue), Greg (Pat), Steven (Virginia), and Len, as well as grandchildren, great grandchildren and sister Annette. Senator Olive was […]

by pmnationtalk on April 24, 201888 Views

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April 2018 – National Chief Perry Bellegarde Bulletin

April 2018 – National Chief Perry Bellegarde Bulletin April 23, 2018 DetermiNATION: Moving Beyond the Indian Act Conference Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler has announced the determiNATION: Moving Beyond the Indian Act conference, the first-ever Indigenous-led summit that will bring together leaders to create a plan for moving beyond the Indian Act. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 2018313 Views

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Corny Nate (Missewache) February 12, 1935 – April 14, 2018

Eabametoong First Nation is saddened to annouce the passing of our rominent elder and past Chief, Corny Nate (Missewache) here at Eabametoong on April 14, 2018. Corny is survived by his wife Mary Jan; sons Victor Nate, Ronnie Nate (Kendra), and Jason Nate (Margaret); daughters Mary Anderson (Brad), and Clara Wabano (John); numerous grandchildren, great […]

by ahnationtalk on April 17, 201889 Views

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Hands Raised in High Respect – B.C. Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres

This week we mourn the loss of the Hereditary Chief of Xwepsum, Esquimalt First Nation, who passed away this weekend. In Lekwungen teachings, both Songhees and Esquimalt, the name of the deceased is not mentioned, and pictures are not displayed. We acknowledge the Lekwungen teachings and raise our hands. On behalf of the B.C. Association […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 201867 Views

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Bren Kolson remembered as ‘passionate’ writer, poet and advocate for Indigenous women – CBC

Kolson began reporting for the Native Press; won awards for her poetry and memoirs Apr 13, 2018 Bren Kolson, an award-winning author and vocal advocate for Indigenous women, has died. Kolson, 67, was known for her poetry and other writing. She died of cancer on Wednesday at Stanton Territorial Hospital in Yellowknife. Kolson, who was […]

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 2018129 Views

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Mourners line the streets to pay tribute to Esquimalt Nation Chief Andy Thomas – CHEK News

April 11, 2018 Seenupin, or Andy Thomas, the hereditary Chief of the Esquimalt Nation for 47 years,  died unexpectedly at home on Saturday at the age of 70. He was remembered on as a champion of indigenous rights and was celebrated for his work in the community. “He was a champion for our rights, for […]

by pmnationtalk on April 12, 2018141 Views

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Statement from Premier Silver on the passing of Joe Linklater

April 09, 2018 Premier Sandy Silver released the following statement today: It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Joe Linklater. On behalf of the Government of Yukon, I extend my deepest sympathies to the family, friends, colleagues and community of Mr. Linklater. Mr. Linklater was a strong leader and advocate for […]

by pmnationtalk on April 10, 201872 Views

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Esquimalt First Nation hereditary Chief Andy Thomas remembered as wonderfully complex – CHEK News

WATCH: People are mourning the loss of hereditary Chief Andrew Thomas. The leader of the Esquimalt nation died suddenly Saturday and is being remembered as a champion of indigenous rights and a devoted husband father. Luisa Alvarez reports. Known as a champion for Indigenous rights Esquimalt First Nation’s hereditary Chief of 47 years Andy Thomas […]

by ahnationtalk on April 9, 2018104 Views

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Former Yukon chief and ‘visionary leader’ Joe Linklater dies – CBC

Linklater chaired international Gwich’in Council, served as chief of Vuntut Gwitchin for over a decade Apr 09, 2018 Joe Linklater, a prominent former chief of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, died suddenly on Sunday in Old Crow, Yukon. Linklater served as chief of the Vuntut Gwitchin from 1998 to 2010. He most recently served as […]

by ahnationtalk on April 9, 2018123 Views

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Saskatoon born makeup artist Geralyn Wraith dies – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 2, 2018 By Victoria Ahearn THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ To many in the Canadian film and TV industry, makeup artist Geralyn Wraith was like a beloved member of the family, a close friend and a psychologist. The Saskatoon native, who died Friday, helped craft the look of major characters on shows […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201886 Views

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NTI Regrets the Passing of Louie Kamookak of Gjoa Haven

March 27, 2018 Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) Vice President, James Eetoolook, deeply regrets the passing of Louie Kamookak of Gjoa Haven, Nunavut. “Louie was a well-loved and deeply respected hunter and historian with a life-long commitment to promoting and preserving Inuit culture and history.  Louie enlightened others by revealing, from an Inuit perspective, the history […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 2018121 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Offers Condolences, Remembers Justa Monk

Assembly of First Nations Offers Condolences, Remembers Justa Monk March 16, 2018 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today offers condolences to the family, friends and community of Justa Monk who passed away March 14 in his home community of Tl’azt’en Nation near Prince George, B.C. “Today we remember […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 2018159 Views

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Regional Chief Terry Teegee Mourns the Passing of Justa Monk

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George – March 15, 2018) – The BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) is mourning the loss of Justa Monk of the Tl’azt’en Nation. Regional Chief Teegee was honoured to have Justa as a mentor, a friend and an ally. Justa passed on March 14, 2018 due to health complications. During […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 2018121 Views

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Métis Nation BC: In Loving Memory of our Elder, Friend, and Captain, Alvin Myhre

March 5th, 2018 It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Elder, Friend, and Captain of the Hunt for the Lower Mainland, Alvin Myhre. Alvin was dearly regarded by all who had the privilege to have known him and spent time in his presence. He was a tremendous asset to […]

by aanationtalk on March 7, 201899 Views

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Métis veteran passes – MNO

Submitted by MNO Veterans’ Council President Joseph Paquette with information from the www.bclocalnews.com.I It is with great sadness the family of Gerard (Jerry) Albert Legault announces his passing on February 10, 2018. He was born in Penetanguishene, Ontario, yet spent most of his adult years in the Western Provinces. Jerry was a Korean Veteran #1 […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 2018113 Views

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Funeral Saturday at Curve Lake First Nation for Jack Whetung, a pioneer in First Nations policing Ontario – Peterborough Examiner

February 22, 2018 CURVE LAKE – A funeral will be held Saturday morning at the Curve Lake Church for Jack Whetung, who was a pioneer in First Nations policing in Ontario. Mr. Whetung, 76, died Monday at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. He worked as a tool and die maker with Fisher Gauge and later at […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 2018143 Views

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Former Senator Gordon Calder passes – MNO

February 14, 2018 “Life’s been good to me. The Lord blessed me with five girls and three boys who produced 14 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. We elders do our share to help the world.” Gordon Calder Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen and former Senator with the MNO Sunset Country Métis Council Gord Calder, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 2018144 Views

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The AFNQL Pays Tribute to Cree Elder Abel Kitchen who Passed Away Last Week

WENDAKE, QC, Feb. 6, 2018 – The Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) conveys its deep condolences to the family and friends of Elder Abel Kitchen, a member of the Cree Nation of Waswanipi. “The Grand Cree Nation has lost an exceptional, honest and respected leader, who, not only has he been one of the […]

by pmnationtalk on February 6, 2018168 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Offers Condolences on the Passing of Former Chief and Elder Doris McLean ‘Guna’

Assembly of First Nations Offers Condolences on the Passing of Former Chief and Elder Doris McLean ‘Guna’ OTTAWA, Jan. 26, 2018 – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today offered condolences to the family and friends of mother, sister, wife, Elder and Leader, Mrs. Doris McLean, who passed away peacefully in Whitehorse, Yukon, earlier […]

by pmnationtalk on January 26, 2018239 Views

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