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Tłı̨chǫ Gov’t Expresses Condolences for Mr. Berger’s Passing

Behchokǫ̀ (May 05, 2021) – On April 28, 2020, legendary lawyer and jurist Thomas Berger passed away.  The Tłı̨chǫ Government, on behalf of the Tłı̨chǫ nation, expresses its deep condolences on his passing. Tom Berger had a long career filled significant victories and important steps forward towards the true recognition of the rights of Canada’s […]

by ahnationtalk on May 5, 202115 Views

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Statement from the Northern Yukon First Nations Chiefs on the Passing of Thomas Berger

Mr. Berger was a unwavering champion of Indigenous issues and driven by his desire to redress injustice. From the time he first arrived in the North in the ‘70s to explore the impacts of the Mackenzie Valley pipeline on Indigenous people, he has proven himself a reliable, valiant supporter of our issues and rights. Most […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 202110 Views

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Passing of Thomas Berger saddens NTI

(April 30, 2021 Iqaluit, Nunavut) Aluki Kotierk, the President of Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) today offered her deepest condolences to the family of the late Thomas R. Berger who passed away on Wednesday. Thomas Berger was very important in getting the federal government to change its policies and recognize that Aboriginal rights and title must […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 20218 Views

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Inuvialuit Regional Corporation will remember Thomas Berger for hearing Inuvialuit and for furthering Indigenous rights in Canada

April 29th, 2021 “In no other way could we have discovered the depth of feeling regarding past wrongs and future hopes, and the determination of Native people to assert their collective identity today and in years to come” -Commissioner Thomas Berger on the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry and Report. “Inuvialuit Regional Corporation is paying our […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 202112 Views

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Thomas Berger, whose inquiry gave northerners a voice, passes away – Cabin Radio

April 28, 2021 Thomas Berger, whose Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry created a new standard of consultation involving Indigenous northerners, has passed away at the age of 88. The inquiry’s hearings across Yukon and Northwest Territories communities produced more than 40,000 pages of documentation, at a time when such hearings rarely left the confines of southern […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 202111 Views

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Always a leader’: Vuntut Gwitchin chief remembers the late Darius Elias – CBC

‘Darius made me a better leader and a better person,’ says Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm Feb 23, 2021 Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm remembers talking to the late Darius Elias in 2018, when the two men both ran for the leadership of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation. Elias was already a seasoned politician at the time — he’d served as MLA for […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 202146 Views

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VGFN: Official Statement on Passing of Darius Elias

Today we acknowledge the passing of a strong presence in our community and government. Today we pay homage to Darius Elias and the decades of work and complete dedication to his community and people. His laughter and intelligence would fill any space he was in, as he had for years in our community hall of […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 202132 Views

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Statement from Premier Silver on the passing of Darius Elias

Premier Silver has issued the following statement: “Like many Yukoners, I was shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of Darius Elias. I knew him as a fellow politician, an avid hockey fan, a loyal citizen of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, and a proud father, and a dear friend. Darius served the riding […]

by ahnationtalk on February 19, 202136 Views

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Inuvialuit Regional Corporation offers our sincere condolences to the family and to the community of Aklavik with the passing of Agnes Tardiff

January 11th, 2021 IRC Chair & Chief Executive Officer Duane Ningaqsiq Smith extends his condolences with the passing of elder Agnes Tardiff, an original member of the Inuvialuit Enrollment Committee representing Aklavik. She was the Corporate Manager for the Aklavik Community Corporation for many years, managing the Corporation’s interests and assisting its Board of Directors […]

by ahnationtalk on January 11, 202157 Views

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Inuvialuit Regional Corporation Remembers Edward Lennie

Inuvialuit Regional Corporation offers its deepest condolences to the family, the community of Inuvik and the Inuvialuit Settlement Region on the loss of a leader, a mentor and respected elder Edward Lennie (Inglangasuk). “The loss of Edward cuts deep into our community and our thoughts are now with the family. We all prayed for him […]

by ahnationtalk on November 9, 202050 Views

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