Coast Salish Territory (Vancouver, BC) – The First Nations Summit is deeply saddened by the news of the passing of respected First Nations leader Elijah Harper.

“We send our sincere condolences to his wife Anita Olsen Harper, his family, as well as the community of Red Sucker Lake First Nation”, said Chief Doug White of the First Nations Summit Political Executive.

“Elijah Harper was not only a leader and beacon for his community and First Nations in Manitoba, but for all indigenous peoples in Canada. He has, and in memory, will continue to serve as an inspiration to current and future generations for his steadfast determination to shine a light on, and create a greater understanding of indigenous issues in this country”, added Chief White.