FSIN Communique February 12, 2013

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Saskatchewan First Nations Mourn the Loss of Howard Cameron Sr. 
The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nation’s Executive, Elders, Senate, Veterans and Staff extend their condolences to the family of Howard Cameron Sr. who passed away on Tuesday February 12, 2013. The FSIN also extends condolences to the Beardy’s Okemasis First Nation for the loss of an Elder.

The late Howard Cameron began his career in justice with the RCMP in the 1970’s. He is described as an unrelenting advocate for justice for all. At a FSIN Justice Commission meeting where he served as an Elder he once said, “One of the easiest things to do is turn your back and say we’ll let the police handle that, we’ll let the courts handle that. The Police cannot come to our communities and arrest the problems away.”

He served as the Saskatchewan representative on the RCMP Commissioner’s National Aboriginal Advisory Committee and the Saskatchewan Commanding Officer’s Aboriginal Advisory Committee. Most recently, he served as an Elder at the First Nations University’s Northern Campus in Prince Albert.

Howard’s daughter, the late Robin Cameron, followed in her dad’s footsteps when she joined the RCMP. She was killed in the line of duty in 2006. Howard showed tremendous strength and courage during this very difficult time.
Wake services will begin for the late Howard Cameron Sr. on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the Constable Robin Cameron High School, Beardy’s Okemasis First Nation. The funeral is scheduled for Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 10 am at the Constable Robin Cameron High School, Beardy’s Okemasis First Nation.

For more information contact:
Ernie Cameron

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