Tributes Paid to Late Metis Leader

Thursday, September 16, 2004 at 14:43



The man credited with getting the Metis into Canada’s Constitution will be remembered today at a memorial service in Regina Beach.


Harry W. Daniels passed away last week in Regina.


Today would have been his 64th birthday.


In 1982, Daniels lobbied hard to make sure the Metis were specifically mentioned in the clause in the Constitution recognizing Aboriginal rights.


Since Daniels’ passing, tributes have been pouring in.


Metis National Council president Clem Chartier says Daniels was one of the greatest Metis leaders of our time.


Well-known author and educator Maria Campbell says the Metis community has lost its most able statesman and courageous warrior.


Metis Nation of Ontario president Tony Belcourt says he can’t think of anyone else who was more passionate about the cause of the Metis than Daniels.