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The First Nations Leadership Council mourns the passing of Ronald “Bud” Sparrow, Indigenous rights defendant

(Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C.) The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) is mourning the loss of Ronald Sparrow of Musqueam First Nation and sends condolences to family and community members. As a commercial fisherman, he took the lead in the struggle for Indigenous fishing rights and the dismantling of the increasingly restrictive […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 202014 Views

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Bud Sparrow, defendant in major Indigenous rights case, has died – CBC

1990 ‘Sparrow Case’ defined scope of Indigenous fishing rights in Canada Sep 15, 2020 Bud Sparrow, a major figure for B.C. First Nations who was a defendant in a Supreme Court case that defined Indigenous fishing rights in Canada, has died. The Musqueam Nation said in a written statement that Sparrow passed away on Sept. 14, and […]

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UNBC: University community mourns loss of distinguished Chancellor

The University of Northern British Columbia community is mourning following news that Joseph Gosnell, Sr., the University’s seventh Chancellor, died in the early morning hours of Aug. 18, 2020. Gosnell served as Chancellor from 2019 until his death. August 18, 2020 Prince George, B.C. – The University of Northern British Columbia community is mourning following […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 202066 Views

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BCAFN Mourns with the Nisga’a Nation with the loss of Dr. Joseph Gosnell

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – August 18, 2020) – The BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) mourns along with the Nisga’a Nation as they announce the loss of their great leader, Dr. Joseph Gosnell. After a long struggle with cancer Dr. Gosnell passed away at his home in New Aiyansh at the age […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 202074 Views

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First Nations Summit mourns the loss of renowned Nisga’a leader Dr. Joseph Gosnell

(Xʷməθkʷəyə̓m (Musqueam), Sḵwxwú7mesẖ (Squamish) and səlilw̓ə taʔɬ/selílwitulh̓ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, BC) — The First Nations Summit (FNS) executive is deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Joseph Gosnell and extend their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of this great Nisga’a leader. Dr. Gosnell was instrumental in igniting the modern treaty process in British Columbia. While […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 202059 Views

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Nisga’a trailblazer Joe Gosnell dead at 84 – CBC

Gosnell was the chief Nisga’a negotiator in the historic signing of the first modern treaty in Canada Aug 18, 2020 Respected Nisga’a leader Joseph Gosnell has died at his home in Gitlaxt’aamiks in northern B.C. at the age of 84. He passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer, according to a release by the Nisga’a Lisims government. Gosnell […]

by ahnationtalk on August 18, 202069 Views

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UBCIC Remembers Carole Dawson

((Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – June 23, 2020) It is with heavy hearts that the Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) marks the loss of lifelong colleague and friend, Carole Dawson, who passed away on June 21, 2020 after contracting COVID-19. UBCIC mourns the loss of a unique and immensely kind-hearted […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 202050 Views

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Squamish Nation Elder Alex Williams leaves behind a legacy of language, love and laughter – Squamish Chief

Williams, one of the last original Squamish-language speakers, died Jan. 18 at 90 February 2, 2020 With his passing, the world has lost one of the last original speakers of the Squamish language (Skwxú7mesh Sníchim). Thanks to his teachings, however, Squamish Nation Elder Alex George Williams can be credited, at least in part, with the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 3, 202054 Views

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Representative’s Statement on the passing of the Hon. Ted Hughes

Jan. 19, 2020 British Columbia and Canada lost a champion for fairness and justice and a powerful and wise voice on child welfare with the passing of the Hon. Ted Hughes on Friday. Our entire organization honours the enormous legacy of a great and just man, a legacy which includes the creation of the Office […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202050 Views

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BCAFN Remembers Elder George Saddleman (XweeTa?)

(Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh territories, Vancouver, BC ) – It is with great sadness and grief that BCAFN has learned of the passing of Elder George Saddleman (XweeTa?). We extend our condolences to George’s family, friends, loved ones and community in the Okanagan, where George served as a Chief and as a Councillor for Upper […]

by ahnationtalk on November 6, 201970 Views

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