Garry McLean, lead plaintiff in Indian Day School class action lawsuit, dead at 67 – CBC

by ahnationtalk on February 20, 2019371 Views

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 areas,” Assembly of First Nations Manitoba regional Chief Kevin Hart told CBC Up to Speed host Ismaila Alfa Tuesday.

He was born on Lake Manitoba First Nation and was fluent in the Saulteaux Ojibway language.

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