Sayisi Dene Elder Joseph Meconse dead at 77 –

by ahnationtalk on February 18, 2019306 Views

An Indigenous Elder who was instrumental in promoting the sacrifices and contributions of Aboriginal veterans has died.

Joseph Meconse, a Sayisi Dene Elder died Sunday. He was 77.

“If there’s a way that he could be remembered it’s through his kindness and his love. I also want to say thank you to those showed him love and kindness in different ways,” says his daughter Renata Meconse.

“I just want to say thank you.”

Meconse was an Order of Manitoba recipient who championed improving the quality of life for Canadian Aboriginal veterans. He joined the Canadian Forces in 1962 and he was a peacekeeper in Cypress and Germany, and he served in Quebec during the FLQ crisis.

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