AFN Regional Chief for Alberta expresses his deepest condolences upon the passing of Chief Rusty Threefingers

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AFN Regional Chief for Alberta expresses his deepest condolences upon the passing of Chief Rusty Threefingers

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 20151036 Views

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Press Release

AFN Regional Chief for Alberta expresses his deepest condolences
upon the passing of Chief Rusty Threefingers

August 14, 2015, Maskwacis, AB: Craig Makinaw, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Regional Chief for Alberta, and his family would like to express their deepest condolences to the family of Chief Rusty Threefingers and Louis Bull Tribal citizens on his recent passing.

“Our hearts goes out to the family of Chief Threefingers, his wife Pam, their children and grandchildren, as well as the citizens of the Louis Bull Tribe, and on behalf of myself and my family, I offer my deepest condolences,” said Regional Chief Makinaw.

Chief Threefingers has long served Louis Bull Tribe in a leadership capacity and was Chief for the past six years. He gained his passion for the serving his people from his late father, Chief Simon Threefingers, who himself devoted his life to serving his Tribe for many years.

“Rusty was humble and giving, and he worked hard on behalf of his people. He is beloved by his family and his Tribe, and I am honoured to have called him my friend and ally. We worked together within the Maskwacis Four Nations and the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations for over 15 years. He will be greatly missed by myself, my family and all the four Nations of the Maskwacis,” concluded Makinaw

Craig Makinaw is the newly elected Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Regional Chief for Alberta. Craig is the former Chief and longtime member of Council for Ermineskin Cree Nation, and former Grand Chief of the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations.

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