APTN National News
Indigenous leader and celebrated author Art Manuel has passed away suddenly at the age of 66 years old.
His life time of fighting for Indigenous rights began when he first became president of the Native Youth Association in the 1970’s.
He then became chief of the Neskonlith Indian Band, chair of the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council and leader and Spokesperson for the Interior Alliance.
He often travelled meeting Indigenous peoples from all over the world and spoke at numerous rallies and events. He strongly believed in the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People and supported numerous environmental causes.
Funeral arrangements are currently underway and will take place in Adams Lake, BC.