All his wisdom will be missed’: Lifelong Inuvialuit advocate dies at 71 – CBC

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All his wisdom will be missed’: Lifelong Inuvialuit advocate dies at 71 – CBC

by ahnationtalk on August 10, 202049 Views

Randal ‘Boogie’ Pokiak remembered for work on traditional harvesting, land management

Aug 10, 2020

Randal ‘Boogie’ Pokiak, the first ever chair of the Inuvialuit Development Corporation and a lifelong advocate for Indigenous rights and traditional harvesting in the N.W.T., has died.

The Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) confirmed Pokiak had passed away in a press release sent Saturday.

“Boogie will be known for a life of political activity defending the rights of Inuvialuit,” the release reads.

“All his wisdom will be missed as we continue the work of implementing the Inuvialuit Final Agreement.”

Lucky Pokiak, his son, said in a Facebook post that he had died of stroke and pneumonia as of 4 a.m. Friday. He was 71. Lucky declined to comment further at this time.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/randal-boogie-pokiak-inuvialuit-obituary-1.5680097

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