“In our culture, matriarchs are the heart of our home fires.”
Event was held on grounds of Manitoba legislature
Dozens of chiefs and dignitaries flew to Elijah Harper’s home community of Red Sucker Lake in Manitoba to be their last respects to a man who dedicated his life to fighting for the rights of his people.
Elijah Harper, a well respected Indigenous leader and former Manitoba politician, died at 64 last Friday.
For a man who stood for unity, inclusiveness and equality for all Canadians, it was fitting that this evening, RCMP officers in red serge and Winnipeg Police in full dress uniform stood side-by-side with chiefs in head dresses and lay people from all walks of life to pay final respects to the bridge-builder, Elijah Harper.
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