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The First Nations Leadership Council mourns the passing of Ronald “Bud” Sparrow, Indigenous rights defendant

(Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C.) The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) is mourning the loss of Ronald Sparrow of Musqueam First Nation and sends condolences to family and community members. As a commercial fisherman, he took the lead in the struggle for Indigenous fishing rights and the dismantling of the increasingly restrictive […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 2020148 Views

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Edmonton Public Schools: Remembering School Namesake and Indigenous Women’s Rights Advocate

FIGHTING FOR INDIGENOUS RIGHTS FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN Nellie Carlson lost her rights as a Cree woman after marrying her Métis husband Elmer Carlson in 1947. She dedicated several years to speaking out against the rules in the Indian Act that stripped women of their treaty status if they married non-status men. Nellie was one […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 202091 Views

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Bud Sparrow, defendant in major Indigenous rights case, has died – CBC

1990 ‘Sparrow Case’ defined scope of Indigenous fishing rights in Canada Sep 15, 2020 Bud Sparrow, a major figure for B.C. First Nations who was a defendant in a Supreme Court case that defined Indigenous fishing rights in Canada, has died. The Musqueam Nation said in a written statement that Sparrow passed away on Sept. 14, and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 202074 Views

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MNO mourns passing of long-serving North Channel Council Senator Reg Bennett

It is with great sadness that the family of Reginald Elmo Bennett announced his sudden passing on August 18, 2020 in his 67th year. Son of the late Joseph Bennett and Eveline née Lesage/Micks, Reg was predeceased by brothers Caleb J. Bennett,  Lt-Commander ret., Thomas W. Bennett and sisters Joanne and Donna. Reg is survived […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 202096 Views

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Families of First Nations men killed in train collision preparing to say goodbye – CBC

Three men died in crash with two-car train near Strathclair last Tuesday Sep 15, 2020 The families of the men killed in a collision between a train and a van near Strathclair last week are waiting to bring their loved ones home so they can say goodbye. “Heartbreaking. It’s not just family and friends that are in shock. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 202068 Views

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Dorothy Wynne Remembered

Dorothy Wynne Remembered It is with a heavy heart that the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) shares our condolences for the loss of Knowledge Keeper and ONWA Honourary Grandmother Dorothy Wynne. Creator gifted us Dorothy’s kindness, generosity, love, and leadership. Family, friends and community will greatly mourn her loss as she travels to the Spirit […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 2020135 Views

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Premier Sandy Silver statement on the passing of Elder Stephen Frost Sr.

On behalf of the Government of Yukon and my Cabinet colleagues, I would like to extend my sincerest sympathies on the passing of Yukon Elder Stephen Frost Sr. Mr. Frost was an active and knowledgeable member of his community and a respected Vuntut Gwitchin Elder. Born in Old Crow and raised mostly in the Bluefish […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 2020129 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde sends condolences to Old Crow, YK and the friends and family of Elder Stephen Frost.

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde sends condolences to Old Crow, YK and the friends and family of Elder Stephen Frost. (Ottawa, ON) – It is with great sadness that Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde extends his condolences to the loved ones of Elder Stephen Frost Sr. and all those who were […]

by ahnationtalk on September 8, 2020234 Views

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UNBC: University community mourns loss of distinguished Chancellor

The University of Northern British Columbia community is mourning following news that Joseph Gosnell, Sr., the University’s seventh Chancellor, died in the early morning hours of Aug. 18, 2020. Gosnell served as Chancellor from 2019 until his death. August 18, 2020 Prince George, B.C. – The University of Northern British Columbia community is mourning following […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 202034 Views

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BCAFN Mourns with the Nisga’a Nation with the loss of Dr. Joseph Gosnell

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – August 18, 2020) – The BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) mourns along with the Nisga’a Nation as they announce the loss of their great leader, Dr. Joseph Gosnell. After a long struggle with cancer Dr. Gosnell passed away at his home in New Aiyansh at the age […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 202068 Views

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