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NAN Mourns Passing of Star of Courage Recipient

THUNDER BAY, ON (May 17, 2018): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the Executive Council, offers heartfelt condolences to Neskantaga First Nation following the passing of Star of Courage recipient Thaddeus Moonias, who passed away over the weekend. “We were saddened to learn of the passing of Thaddeus Moonias and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 20189 Views

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Urban elder and Indigenous rights activist Vern Harper ‘understood the realities of Toronto’ – CBC

Harper, 85, who died last week, will be laid to rest Friday in the city that he served May 18, 2018 In the 1990s, when Jonathan Rudin first met Cree elder Vern Harper in Toronto, most Indigenous elders came to the city from elsewhere. “They would come in and be here for a period of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201817 Views

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Indigenous rights activist Vernon Harper dies in Toronto – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 15, 2018 TORONTO _ A Cree elder who was a co-organizer of a cross-Canada trek to raise awareness of broken treaties and grievances against the federal government has died, according to an organization that advocates for dozens of First Nations communities in Ontario. Vernon Harper, a medicine man and Indigenous rights activist, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 20189 Views

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Former Chief of Walpole Island First Nation (Bkejwanong) passes on into the Spirit World

ANISHINABEK NATION HEAD OFFICE (May 1, 2018)— Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee is saddened to announce the passing of former Chief of Walpole Island First Nation (Bkejwanong) Joseph Gilbert into the Spirit World. “My condolences go out to his family, friends, community and congregation during this difficult time,” says Grand Council Chief Madahbee. During Gilbert’s […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201818 Views

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Pastor Joseph Gilbert of Walpole Island First Nation – Sydenham Current

Pastor Joseph Brian Gilbert, a member of Walpole Island First Nation, died peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, April 30, 2018 at the age of 74. Joseph is the son of the late Edmund and Julia (Kewayosh) Gilbert. Beloved husband of Sharon Mae (Armstrong). Loving father of Gaylynn Gilbert, Sondra Gilbert and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 201812 Views

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Honourary MNO Senator Olivine Tiedema passes

April 20, 2018 Honourary Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Senator Olivine (Olive) Tiedema, died on April 13, 2018, at the age of 90. Senator Olive Tiedema, née Bousquet, Skura, will be missed by her children Sharon (Robert), Denise (Ed), Eric (Sue), Greg (Pat), Steven (Virginia), and Len, as well as grandchildren, great grandchildren and sister Annette. Senator Olive was […]

by pmnationtalk on April 24, 201830 Views

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April 2018 – National Chief Perry Bellegarde Bulletin

April 2018 – National Chief Perry Bellegarde Bulletin April 23, 2018 DetermiNATION: Moving Beyond the Indian Act Conference Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler has announced the determiNATION: Moving Beyond the Indian Act conference, the first-ever Indigenous-led summit that will bring together leaders to create a plan for moving beyond the Indian Act. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 201843 Views

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Corny Nate (Missewache) February 12, 1935 – April 14, 2018

Eabametoong First Nation is saddened to annouce the passing of our rominent elder and past Chief, Corny Nate (Missewache) here at Eabametoong on April 14, 2018. Corny is survived by his wife Mary Jan; sons Victor Nate, Ronnie Nate (Kendra), and Jason Nate (Margaret); daughters Mary Anderson (Brad), and Clara Wabano (John); numerous grandchildren, great […]

by ahnationtalk on April 17, 201821 Views

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Saskatoon born makeup artist Geralyn Wraith dies – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 2, 2018 By Victoria Ahearn THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ To many in the Canadian film and TV industry, makeup artist Geralyn Wraith was like a beloved member of the family, a close friend and a psychologist. The Saskatoon native, who died Friday, helped craft the look of major characters on shows […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201818 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Offers Condolences, Remembers Justa Monk

Assembly of First Nations Offers Condolences, Remembers Justa Monk March 16, 2018 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today offers condolences to the family, friends and community of Justa Monk who passed away March 14 in his home community of Tl’azt’en Nation near Prince George, B.C. “Today we remember […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 201832 Views

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