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

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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 Indigenous peoples.

He became Chief of Star Blanket Cree Nation in 1971, at the age of 24. Starblanket was the youngest chief in the country at the time.

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