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Fort William First Nation councillor dies – Tbnewswatch.com

City leaders offer condolences to family and friends and Fort William First Nation community. FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION — A long-time Fort William First Nation band councillor has died. Leo (Jiggs) Bannon Sr., who had served as a councillor for multiple terms since 1974, passed away earlier this week. In a news release, City of […]

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 20199 Views

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‘He was a hero’: Levi Oakes, WWII’s last surviving Mohawk Code Talker dies at 94 – APTN News

May 29, 2019 The last surviving Mohawk code talker from World War Two entered the spirit world Tuesday night. Louis Levi Oakes, an Elder revered in his community of Akwesasne, passed away at 94 years old – but is remembered by his peers as both a military hero, and a family man. “When he was […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 201916 Views

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The last Mohawk code talker passes away in Akwesasne – The Cornwall Standard Freeholder

May 30, 2019 AKWESASNE — The last remaining Mohawk code talker, Louis Levi Oakes, died on Tuesday at the age of 94. Oakes lived in Akwesasne for much of life but served in the U.S. military for six years during the Second World War, where he became one of the famous code talkers. These Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 201913 Views

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K.I. house fire victims identified – Tbnewswatch.com

The victims of a fatal fire in K.I. First Nation have been identified. KITCHENUHMAYKOOSIB INNINUWUG FIRST NATION, Ont. – The victims of a deadly house fire in Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation have been identified. The Thursday blaze, which ravaged Macheetao Road home in the Northwestern Ontario First Nations community, claimed the lives of Geraldine Chapman, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 6, 201922 Views

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NAN Leaders offer Condolences following Fatal KI House Fire

THUNDER BAY, ON (May 2 2019): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and Mushkegowuk Council Grand Chief Jonathan Solomon release the following statements following a tragic house fire this morning that is believed to have claimed five lives in Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug: “We were saddened to learn of the tragedy this morning and our […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 201926 Views

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Grand Council Treaty 3 mourns the loss of Elder Nancy Morrison, Begamigiishigok

On March 31, 2019 Ogichidaa Kavanaugh received the sad news of the passing of Elder Nancy Morrison. “Nancy was a tireless advocate on behalf of the Anishinaabe citizens, sharing her guidance and strength to others. She assisted Anishinaabe organizations and other agencies by providing spiritual support to the meetings and helping all those who asked […]

by ahnationtalk on April 4, 201918 Views

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Saying good-bye to Rene Espaniel – My Algoma Manitoulin Now

Mar. 26th, 2019 Communities across the North Shore area, including Massey and Sagamok-Anishnawbek First Nation, bid good-bye to long-time resident and Korean veteran, Rene Espaniel. Born in 1930, Rene served in the Canadian Forces that were called to support the United Nations in South Korea in 1950. His celebration of life took place this past […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 201935 Views

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MNO remembers Jo MacQuarrie

March 19, 2019 Métis Elder, nurse, community activist, volunteer and Ottawa Police Chaplain, Jo (Josephine) MacQuarrie died March 13, 2019 after a brief illness. Jo was a Community Outreach Liaison for the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) in Ottawa and also worked as a Knowledge Translation Consultant. “I was recognized as a Métis elder by […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 201933 Views

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Marienne Blackbird of Walpole Island First Nation – Sydenham Current

March 18, 2019 Marienne Blackbird, a member of Walpole Island First Nation, passed away at St Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Friday, March 15, 2019 at the age of 76. Marienne is the daughter of the late Simeon and Adeline (Sword) Blackbird. Predeceased by her son William John Piper. Loved sister of Keitha Hogan, Sadie […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 201944 Views

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Métis Nation grieves the death of Micah John Messent, a rising young Métis leader with a passion for the environment who perished in flight on route to Nairobi

March 12, 2019 (Ottawa, Ontario) – On behalf of the Métis Nation, Clément Chartier, President of the Métis National Council, wishes to extend condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Micah John Messent, who was aboard Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 30 that crashed on route to Nairobi, Kenya on Sunday. Micah was invited to […]

by pmnationtalk on March 13, 201923 Views

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