Carrier Sekani Tribal Council Mourns the Loss of Indigenous Leader and Land Defender Arthur Manuel
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 13, 2017
Carrier Sekani Tribal Council Mourns the Loss of
Indigenous Leader and Land Defender Arthur Manuel
Dakelh Territory, Prince George: Tribal Chief Terry Teegee and Carrier Sekani Tribal Council
Chiefs are deeply saddened with the passing of Arthur Manuel on Wednesday at the age of 65.
“We would like to convey our prayers and condolences to his family, friends, community and all
those who knew and respected him.” Stated Tribal Chief Terry Teegee.
Arthur Manuel was an outspoken leader and a warrior who passionately defended Indigenous
land and rights in British Columbia, across Canada and around the world. He was a former chief
of the Neskonlith First Nation in British Columbia, Chair of the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council
and is a co-author for the book Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-up Call (2016). Most
recently, he was fiercely vocal about his opposition to the Trans Mountain Pipeline, a $6.8
billion project which has received approval from the federal government.
Arthur’s voice and work profoundly influenced the political and social struggle for justice for
Indigenous peoples, and will echo into the future for generations to come.
Tribal Chief Terry Teegee and many Chiefs from across the country will be attending services for
Arthur Manuel at 10 am Sunday"
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Tribal Chief Terry Teegee, CSTC Office : (250) 562-6279; Cell: (250) 640-3256