The Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador acknowledges the courage of Elijah Harper and offers its condolences to his family

WENDAKE, QC, May 17, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - "It is always very difficult to go against the wind, and to stand up straight and say no when the easier path is to give in and go in the direction of the wind. I will always remember the image of Elijah Harper's courage and determination and his profound conviction", stated Ghislain Picard, Chief of the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador, who expressed his sincere condolences at the passing away of Elijah Harper earlier today.

It is important for all to remember that Elijah Harper's action, now part of our history, made a significant impact not only for all First Nations but for all citizens as well. One day, it will be important for Canada to find the courage to answer the question, what is the place of First Nations in this country? When that day comes, we all should remember the courage of Elijah Harper.

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SOURCE: ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS OF QUEBEC AND LABRADOR

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