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AMC: Indian Day School advocate Garry McLean passes away

February 19, 2019 TREATY ONE TERRITORY, MB. _ It is with sadness and shock the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs has learned of the passing of Garry McLean. Mr. McLean launched a $15 billion class action lawsuit against the Government of Canada in 2009 after day schoolers had been left out of the Indian Residential School survivor settlement. He was […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 201927 Views

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Garry McLean, lead plaintiff in Indian Day School class action lawsuit, dead at 67 – CBC

McLean was lead plaintiff in $15B lawsuit against federal government over Indian Day Schools Feb 19, 2019 An Indigenous leader and mentor at the centre of a multi-billion-dollar lawsuit against the federal government over Indian Day Schools has died. Garry McLean, 67, died of cancer Tuesday. “He was always a champion and an advocate of our people in various […]

by ahnationtalk on February 20, 201928 Views

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Indigenous Elder passes away at age 77 – Winnipeg Sun

Winnipeg’s First Nations and community leaders are mourning the passing this weekend of an Indigenous Elder who was instrumental in promoting the sacrifices and contributions of Aboriginal veterans. Joseph Meconse, a Sayisi Dene Elder died Sunday. He was 77. “Joseph was a great man and a wonderful leader and an educator,” said Bear Clan patrol […]

by ahnationtalk on February 19, 201924 Views

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Sayisi Dene Elder Joseph Meconse dead at 77 – Globalnews.ca

An Indigenous Elder who was instrumental in promoting the sacrifices and contributions of Aboriginal veterans has died. Joseph Meconse, a Sayisi Dene Elder died Sunday. He was 77. “If there’s a way that he could be remembered it’s through his kindness and his love. I also want to say thank you to those showed him […]

by ahnationtalk on February 18, 201933 Views

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Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba – Elder Elmer Courchene

January 7, 2019 The TRCM would like to extend its heartfelt condolences to the friends and family of respected Anishinaabe Elder Elmer Courchene. Among his many contributions throughout his life, he was a strong advocate for Treaties and provided the TRCM with his guidance and wisdom. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 201945 Views

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AFN adviser Courchene dead at 82 – Winnipeg Free Press

OTTAWA — First Nations leaders are mourning the death of a respected Manitoba elder, who shaped numerous Indigenous policies. Elmer Courchene, 82, died early Wednesday morning, at his home in Powerview-Pine Falls. Courchene, a residential school survivor from Sagkeeng First Nation, advocated for language preservation and political sovereignty, to safety for Indigenous women. As a […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201846 Views

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