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In Memoriam – Métis Veteran Gordon Edward McGregor

Gordon Edward McGregor (01 April 1937 – 28 August 2021) Gordon was born on 01 April 1937 in Vancouver. Gordon was the youngest in the family with older siblings, brother Bill and sister Jean. Gordon grew up in Vancouver and, in search of a challenge in June 1954, joined the Royal Canadian Air Force as […]

by ahnationtalk on September 8, 2021128 Views

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MacEwan U – In memoriam: Roxanne Tootoosis

It is with great sadness that I share the news that Roxanne Tootoosis, MacEwan’s Indigenous Knowledge Keeper, has passed away. I know this is difficult news, and our community will greatly miss Roxanne, as I will too. She was family to many MacEwan students, who were greatly impacted by her kindness, by her genuine desire […]

by ahnationtalk on September 1, 2021206 Views

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Beloved Edmonton elder who dispensed ‘culture as medicine’ dies of COVID-19 – CBC

Sep 01, 2021 ‘She knew her path in the world. She wanted to keep our culture alive’ An Edmonton elder and knowledge keeper dedicated to keeping Cree traditions alive for the next generation has died from complications of COVID-19. Relatives of Roxanne Tootoosis say she died alone at home Sunday, less than a week after […]

by ahnationtalk on September 1, 2021162 Views

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In Memoriam: Cecil Bellrose

Aug 27, 2021 This past weekend, the Métis Nation of Alberta lost a great man. Cecil Bellrose passed away leaving behind a legacy of leadership, kindness, and pride. Cecil held the position of President and Vice-President of Region 4 for a total of 22 years, where he worked tirelessly for the Citizens in his region […]

by ahnationtalk on August 27, 2021294 Views

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He was so much to so many’: Indigenous rights advocate Barney Masuzumi dies at 72 – CBC

Aug 26, 2021 Masuzumi remembered as an author, athlete and environmentalist Barney Masuzumi, whose writing and leadership empowered Indigenous people across the Northwest Territories and beyond, died Saturday in Yellowknife. He was 72 years old. A contributor to the 1975 Dene Declaration and original Indian Brotherhood member, a precursor to the Dene Nation, Masuzumi’s guidance […]

by ahnationtalk on August 26, 2021229 Views

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Longtime Nunatsiaq News editor Jim Bell dead at 69 – Nunatsiaq News

Aug 25, 2021 ‘Jim was fiercely dedicated to Nunavut and the North,’ says Nunavut premier Nunatsiaq News is mourning the loss of its longtime former editor, Jim Bell, who died of cancer Tuesday evening in Ottawa. He was 69. Over his 34-year career with Nunatsiaq News, Bell played a key role in shaping the newspaper’s […]

by ahnationtalk on August 25, 2021141 Views

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NAN Offers Condolences after Passing of CBC Thunder Bay Radio Morning Show host Lisa Laco

August 22, 2021 THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Derek Fox, on behalf of the Executive Council, expresses heartfelt condolences on the passing of recently retired and much-loved CBC Superior Morning host Lisa Laco: “We send our deepest condolences to Lisa’s family, friends, and all of her colleagues at CBC Thunder Bay […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 2021171 Views

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Statement from Premier Sandy Silver on the passing of Hereditary Chief Glenn Grady

20/08/2021 Premier of the Yukon Sandy Silver has issued the following statement: “The loss of Ta’an Kwäch’än Council Hereditary Chief Glenn Richard Grady (Keish) is deeply felt. “Glenn was an essential member of the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council and had a profound influence on his community. He was a driving force in re-establishing Ta’an Kwäch’än Council […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 2021119 Views

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MNO mourns loss of Albertine Roussin at age 104

August 20, 2021 The Métis Nation of Ontario extends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Albertine Roussin who passed away July 16 in Dryden, Ontario at the age of 104. The fifth of 14 children, Albertine was born in Ste Amelie, MB. Albertine was predeceased by her husband Wilfred Sr. and is […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 2021118 Views

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Honouring the Children at Oshawa City Hall – The Oshawa Express

August 19, 2021 The Honouring the Children Orange Ribbon Ceremony was recently held at Oshawa City Hall to pay homage the Indigenous children who had to endure the residential schools in Canada. The event included a blessing and smudging ceremony by Dr. Shirley Williams, Elder and residential school survivor and a welcome by Oshawa Mayor […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 2021152 Views

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