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Nunatsiavut Government: Flags being flown at half-mast to remember victims of BC residential school

Flags are flying at half-mast at Nunatsiavut Government buildings to mourn the 215 children whose remains were discovered last week buried on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, BC. The flags will remain at half-mast for 215 hours – one hour for each child. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families […]

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 202145 Views

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GNB: Statement on the passing of Gilbert Sewell

FREDERICTON (GNB) – The following statement was issued today by Premier Blaine Higgs: Marcia and I are saddened to learn of the passing of Pabineau First Nation elder Gilbert Sewell. Gilbert was a storyteller and oral historian who dedicated his life to passing on Mi’kmaq language and traditions by teaching courses in local schools and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 202197 Views

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Premier Furey Offers Condolences to Friends and Family of William Barbour

The Honourable Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, is expressing his deepest sympathies to the friends and family of William Barbour. Mr. Barbour was a long-time president of the Labrador Inuit Association and played a key role in negotiating a land claims and self-government agreement. He was also an integral part of the first […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 202079 Views

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Elsipogtog mourns death of longtime chief Albert Levi – CBC

Albert Levi was chief of Elsipogtog First Nation for 26 years Oct 23, 2020 Elsipogtog First Nation is mourning the death of one of its most influential leaders. Albert Levi, who was chief for 26 years, died in palliative care at the Stella-Maris-de-Kent Hospital in Sainte-Anne-de-Kent on Thursday. He was 88. In a statement to CBC […]

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 202089 Views

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President extends condolences on passing of respected Hopedale elder Andrew Piercy

On behalf of the Nunatsiavut Government and Beneficiaries of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement, President Johannes Lampe today extended his heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of respected Hopedale Inuk elder Andrew Piercy, who passed away Wednesday. “Mr. Piercy made tremendous contributions to the community of Hopedale, to Labrador Inuit and to Nunatsiavut […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 2020138 Views

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NunatuKavut Community Council: Message of Condolence on the Passing of John Crosbie

January 10, 2020 It is with sadness that we received the news of the passing of John Crosbie just this morning. He was one of the most prominent politicians elected in this province and made a significant contribution to his home province and this country. Mr. Crosbie will be remembered as a tenacious fighter and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 2020139 Views

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Remembering Maurina Beadle, the Mi’kmaw woman who fought Canada on Jordan’s Principle and won – APTN News

November 15, 2019 Maurina Beadle, a mother from Pictou Landing First Nation who took Canada to court over Jordan’s Principle and won in an effort to help her disabled son, has died. Beadle, 63, died of a stroke Wednesday in hospital. “Maurina Beadle was, first and foremost, a loving mother to her two boys so […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 2019211 Views

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President offers condolences following tragic deaths in Rigolet

July 31, 2019 Nunatsiavut President Johannes Lampe says he was saddened to learn of the tragic boating accident in Rigolet last evening that claimed the lives of two young adults from the community. “On behalf of the Nunatsiavut Government and Beneficiaries of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement, I want to offer my deepest condolences […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 2019156 Views

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One of our bright lights’: Alma MacDougall dead at 60 – CBC

Jul 03, 2019 Mi’kmaq elder Alma MacDougall — registered nurse, president of the Aboriginal Women’s Association of P.E.I., advocate for Indigenous people — died Sunday in Charlottetown. MacDougall worked to support the health of P.E.I. Mi’kmaq, was involved in the Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and earned a governor general’s medal […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 2019203 Views

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Dr. Jim Tuck remembered for archaeological research in Nunatsiavut

May 16, 2019 Labrador Inuit were saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Jim Tuck, a pioneer of modern professional archaeological research in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Dr. Tuck, who passed away on May 10, founded the archaeology program at Memorial University, and the department there is now considered to be one […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 2019229 Views

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