First Nations Community Mourns Loss Of Lawyer

Thursday, August 14, 2008 at 14:23



The chief of the Canoe Lake First Nation says, like many in the Aboriginal community, he was shocked to learn of the sudden passing of a young First Nations lawyer from his community.


Jake Tootoosis died unexpectedly in Saskatoon this past weekend at the age of 42.


Chief Guy Lariviere says he was a role model for youth on his reserve — and often took on cases in the First Nations community on a pro bono basis.


Lariviere says First Nations leaders really appreciated his legal knowledge about the treaties.


Tootoosis’ funeral is being held today in Canoe Lake.