Friends mourn B.C. environmentalist Micah Messent after Ethiopian Airlines crash – CBC

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 2019174 Views

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 jetliner crashed near Bishoftu, south of Addis Ababa, shortly after takeoff, killing all 157 people on board.

Like many others on the plane, Messent was on his way to meet other young leaders for the United Nations Environment Assembly, held this week in Kenya. He’d been chosen to go to the conference as a Canadian representative.

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