NAN Statement of Condolence on the Passing of Albert Diamond
Friday September 11, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Stan Beardy, on behalf of the NAN Executive Council, offered condolences today following the death of Albert Diamond, President of Air Creebec Inc., who passed away Wednesday September 9, 2009:We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Albert Diamond and we offer heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, the Board of Directors of Air Creebec and the members of the various boards on which he served for their great loss.
Running Air Creebec was Albert’s passion, but as much as he was respected for his skills as a businessman he earned great respect among the Cree people as a leader who worked tirelessly for the betterment of First Nations.
Albert’s life of leadership, wisdom, and compassion was an inspiration to not only to First Nation people but also to business leaders across Ontario. We pray that his spirit lives on through his family, business associates, and the many lives he has touched.
Nishnawbe Aski Nation is a political territorial organization representing 49 First Nation communities within James Bay Treaty 9 and Treaty 5 territory – an area covering twothirds of the province of Ontario.
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For more information please contact Michael Heintzman, Media Relations Officer – Nishnawbe Aski Nation (807) 625 4906 or (807) 621 2790 mobile.