Many Mourn The Death Of Northern Senator

Friday, March 17, 2006 at 16:13



The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations has announced the death of a northern Senator.


Senator Allan Bird of the Montreal Lake Cree Nation passed away suddenly at the completion of this week’s assembly in Saskatoon.


Bird was highly respected throughout the North for his role as both an elder and distinguished veteran.


Northern Affairs minister Joan Beatty is among the many who say he will be missed.


Vice-chief Guy Lonechild says he’ll remember Senator Bird for his defense of First Nations veterans like himself, who fought and died for the country.


Prince Albert Grand Council Vice-Chief Ed Henderson says Senator Bird’s passing is a loss not only the North, but the entire country.


Also sending his condolences is FSIN Vice-Chief Lawrence Joseph. Joseph says Bird’s contributions to Frst Nations people are many and he considered him a friend.


Senator Allen Bird was 85.