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Tłı̨chǫ Gov’t Expresses Condolences for Mr. Berger’s Passing

Behchokǫ̀ (May 05, 2021) – On April 28, 2020, legendary lawyer and jurist Thomas Berger passed away.  The Tłı̨chǫ Government, on behalf of the Tłı̨chǫ nation, expresses its deep condolences on his passing. Tom Berger had a long career filled significant victories and important steps forward towards the true recognition of the rights of Canada’s […]

by ahnationtalk on May 5, 202129 Views

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Six Nations Mourns the Loss of Eleventh Community Member to COVID-19

On April 29, 2021, Six Nations of the Grand River Elected Council received notice from Ohsweken Public Health that our community has lost an eleventh member due to COVID-19 complications. Six Nations Elected Council would like to express their sincere condolences to the families and friends affected by this tragic loss. Six Nations is currently […]

by ahnationtalk on May 5, 202126 Views

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FNLC Remembers Thomas Berger and Honours his Legacy as a Prominent Indigenous Title and Rights Advocate

(Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C.) The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) remembers and honours prominent civil and Indigenous rights advocate Thomas Berger. The former B.C. Supreme Court judge, politician, and lawyer devoted his life’s work to addressing injustice. Berger’s landmark achievements transformed Canadian law and Aboriginal rights and title, paving the way […]

by ahnationtalk on May 4, 202166 Views

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KAIROS statement on the death of The Honourable Thomas Berger

May. 3rd, 2021 News of the death of former B.C. Supreme Court Justice Thomas Berger on April 28, 2021 at the age of 88 resonated deeply throughout the KAIROS network. A ground-breaking lawyer and activist, Justice Berger will be remembered for his willingness to listen to and advocate for Indigenous peoples and for transforming Canadian law and Indigenous title and rights. Early in […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 202133 Views

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Statement from the Northern Yukon First Nations Chiefs on the Passing of Thomas Berger

Mr. Berger was a unwavering champion of Indigenous issues and driven by his desire to redress injustice. From the time he first arrived in the North in the ‘70s to explore the impacts of the Mackenzie Valley pipeline on Indigenous people, he has proven himself a reliable, valiant supporter of our issues and rights. Most […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 202116 Views

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Passing of Thomas Berger saddens NTI

(April 30, 2021 Iqaluit, Nunavut) Aluki Kotierk, the President of Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) today offered her deepest condolences to the family of the late Thomas R. Berger who passed away on Wednesday. Thomas Berger was very important in getting the federal government to change its policies and recognize that Aboriginal rights and title must […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 202121 Views

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Justice Thomas Berger Created a Model for Consultation and Respect

Ottawa : Friday, April 30, 2021 : Senior Leaders of the Indigenous Leadership Initiative are saddened by the passing of Justice Thomas Berger. Berger led a life dedicated to public service as a Member of Parliament, Member of the Legislative Assembly, champion of human rights, and leader in securing recognition of Indigenous title to the land. ILI […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 202131 Views

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President Chartrand pays tribute to Métis rights champion and friend, Justice Tom Berger

April 29, 2021 Winnipeg, MB, in the Homeland of the Métis Nation – On behalf of the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) Cabinet, Citizens, and staff, President David Chartrand issued the following statement paying tribute to Tom Berger, who died at the age of 88 following a battle against cancer. Today, the Métis people have lost a […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 2021109 Views

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Inuvialuit Regional Corporation will remember Thomas Berger for hearing Inuvialuit and for furthering Indigenous rights in Canada

April 29th, 2021 “In no other way could we have discovered the depth of feeling regarding past wrongs and future hopes, and the determination of Native people to assert their collective identity today and in years to come” -Commissioner Thomas Berger on the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry and Report. “Inuvialuit Regional Corporation is paying our […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 202135 Views

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Métis Nation Mourns the Loss of Métis Rights Champion Tom Berger

April 29, 2021, Ottawa, ON:  Métis National Council (MNC) President Clément Chartier issued the following statement today on the passing of Tom Berger at the age of 88 years old following a courageous battle against cancer: On behalf of the Métis Nation, I would like to extend my sincere condolences to the family, friends, and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 202132 Views

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