TORONTO, Feb. 4 /CNW/ - Minister of Aboriginal Affairs Brad Duguid
released the following statement concerning the sudden passing of Chief Bob
Kelly of the Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation:
"I am deeply saddened by the passing of Chief Kelly, who I was honoured
to have had the pleasure to meet. He was a man who was highly respected by all
who knew him, First Nations and government representatives alike. To those who
knew him well, he was a man who understood the importance of family and was a
champion for education in his community.
"Chief Kelly's long record of public service was driven by his commitment
to the Ojibway Nation. The dedication he showed was an inspiration to many and
will survive him into the future.
We send our deepest condolences to Chief Kelly's wife and family, to his
niece Ogichidaakwe Diane Kelly of Treaty No.3 and the Ojibway Nation for the
loss of such a cherished and respected leader."
For further information:
For further information: Scott Cavan, Minister's Office, (416) 314-7395;
Michel Payen-Dumont, Communications Branch, (416) 314-9455