Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

October 29, 2009 19:32 ET

Statement of Condolence From Minister Chuck Strahl on the Passing of Edward Head, Manitoba Metis Federation Founder

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 29, 2009) - On behalf of the Government of Canada, I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues of Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) founder, Edward Head, who died Tuesday, October 27, 2009 after a long illness.

A passionate advocate for Metis land claims and harvesting rights, Mr. Head devoted his life to the betterment of Metis people in Canada.

In addition to his work as a trapper, diamond driller, guide and businessman, Mr. Head's accomplishments in Metis politics - as president of the MMF and, then as senator of the federation in 2004 - exemplify his commitment to advancing Metis issues.

He will be deeply missed by all those whose lives he touched.

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  • Office of the Honourable Chuck Strahl
    Press Secretary