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BCAFN Mourns Passing of Cree Elder Noel Starblanket

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – Apr. 17, 2019) – The British Columbia Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) is mourning the loss of respected Cree Elder Noel Starblanket who passed away earlier this week. After many years of struggling with diabetes he finally lost his fight Monday morning at the Regina General Hospital in […]

by ahnationtalk on April 17, 201938 Views

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Veteran urban Indigenous rights fighter dies at 91 – the Discourse

March 20, 2019 My enduring memory of Vancouver Indigenous rights advocate Bill Lightbown comes from a constitutional forum hosted by the United Native Nations in 1991. A former UNN president himself, Bill was invited to help plan the forum for urban Indigenous people and various social groups and unions at the Maritime Labour Centre. And he […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201920 Views

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VIU – Sad News: A Loss in our Extended Community

March 11, 2019 We are greatly saddened to learn that Micah Messent, who graduated from VIU last year, was among the 18 Canadians killed in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash on Sunday, March 10. He was travelling to Nairobi, Kenya to attend the United Nations Environment Assembly as a delegate for the UN Association in […]

by pmnationtalk on March 12, 201940 Views

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Premier’s statement on B.C. government employee killed in Ethiopian plane crash

March 11, 2019 VICTORIA – Premier John Horgan has released the following statement in response to Micah Messent’s death in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash on March 10, 2019: “I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of BC Parks employee and recent Indigenous Youth Intern Micah Messent, who was on the plane that crashed […]

by pmnationtalk on March 12, 201933 Views

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First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) saddened by death of former Indigenous Youth Intern in air disaster

March 11, 2019 Coast Salish Traditional Territory/Vancouver: The First Nations Leadership Council is very saddened to hear of the passing of Micah Messent in yesterday’s Ethiopian Airlines disaster, that resulted in the 157 deaths, including 18 Canadians. Micah, an Indigenous youth, was a member of the Red River Métis Nation in Manitoba, was raised as […]

by pmnationtalk on March 12, 201934 Views

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Friends mourn B.C. environmentalist Micah Messent after Ethiopian Airlines crash – CBC

Micah Messent championed ocean conservation, dedicated to Indigenous teachings, according to online profile Mar 11, 2019 Micah Messent, an ardent young environmentalist who devoted his rising career to protecting the world’s oceans and sharing Indigenous teachings, was one of 18 Canadians killed in an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash on Sunday. The Boeing 737 Max 8 […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 201939 Views

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Condolences to the Goodacre Family from the Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre

On behalf of the Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre’s Board of Directors and staff, we wish to extend our most heartfelt condolences to the Goodacre family for their loss. The Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre strives to be a welcoming place for all people, and Bill Goodacre embodied this message in the way he lived […]

by pmnationtalk on February 4, 201935 Views

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UBCIC expresses sincere condolences on the sudden passing of Chief Harry St. Denis

November 16, 2018 (Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – November 16, 2018) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) offers our sincere sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the St. Denis familyand to the Wolf Lake First Nation for the great loss of Algonquin Chief Harry St. Denis. He will be deeply missed not only by his […]

by pmnationtalk on November 19, 201849 Views

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McLeod Lake First Nation leader Chingee dies – Prince George Citizen

September 28, 2018 One of the area’s leading political and cultural figures, Harry Chingee, has passed away at the age of almost 96 years. Chingee spent decades as an elected councillor for the McLeod Lake First Nation, much of that time as chief. Today, the MLFN is considered by many to be a national model […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 201858 Views

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Hands Raised in High Respect – B.C. Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres

This week we mourn the loss of the Hereditary Chief of Xwepsum, Esquimalt First Nation, who passed away this weekend. In Lekwungen teachings, both Songhees and Esquimalt, the name of the deceased is not mentioned, and pictures are not displayed. We acknowledge the Lekwungen teachings and raise our hands. On behalf of the B.C. Association […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 201887 Views

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