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Families of First Nations men killed in train collision preparing to say goodbye – CBC

Three men died in crash with two-car train near Strathclair last Tuesday Sep 15, 2020 The families of the men killed in a collision between a train and a van near Strathclair last week are waiting to bring their loved ones home so they can say goodbye. “Heartbreaking. It’s not just family and friends that are in shock. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 202022 Views

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Vigil held for 9-year-old boy who drowned in Red River – APTN News

“He’d brighten the room up because he’d come up with a big smile.” Jul 07, 2020 A public vigil was held in Winnipeg on Monday to remember nine-year-old Darius Bezecki. The boy died after being swept away by the current of the Red River while playing in the water on Friday. Monday evening saw an […]

by ahnationtalk on July 8, 202051 Views

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Statement from President Chartrand on the Passing of Lawrie Barkwell

September 26, 2019 It is with the heaviest of heart, that I announce the passing of our mentor, teacher and friend… Lawrie Barkwell. Where do I even begin to sum up the life of this incredible man and friend? How do capture in just a few words what he meant to me and the Metis […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 201982 Views

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President David Chartrand’s Special Statement on the Passing of Minister Jean Desrosiers

May 16, 2019 We have lost one of our Champions of Métis rights and one who had attained the great respect of his cabinet and President as a close friend and colleague, a man who was re-elected each time for he always defended the views of his Region. We will miss him and be lost […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 2019195 Views

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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, 2019128 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, 2019141 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, 2019127 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, 2019166 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, 2019167 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, 2018169 Views

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