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Frank Calder Has Died

Nisga’a chief Frank Calder passed away this past weekend. Calder was known to many in British Columbia’s aboriginal community, and to the non-aboriginal public as well, as the ‘chief of chiefs.’ Calder was a central and instrumental figure in the assertion of aboriginal rights and land claims in BC.

There are several news stories about Calder’s life. See:

Victoria Times-Colonist: ‘Chief of Chiefs ‘a wonderful guy”

Victoria Times Colonist: ‘The Legacy of Frank Calder’ (subscription required)

Globe and Mail: ‘Nisga’a chief who began land claim dies at 91’

Nisga’a Nation Press Release (via Will Gordon)

Also, I blogged a few weeks ago about a site that published a biography of Frank Calder.

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  1. Inez Shanoss wrote:

    I was privilaged to do a project on “The famous Calder Case”,what an overwelhming experience that was. I was honoured to do a presentation to my class of 2005 1st nations studies. My sincerest condolences to family.Frank Calder whom i knew since i was a little girl enabled me to be a strong Nisg’a. I’am truly honoured to have had the privilage to have been enriched by his legacy which will be known to my children forever. Inez Shanoss Prince Rupert.b.c

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