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By Anishinabek Nation Head Office

ANISHINABEK NATION HEAD OFFICE— It is with profound sadness that Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Reg Niganobe announces the passing of former Chief and Councillor of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation, Tom Bressette.

Former Chief of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation Tom Bressette. – Photo by Laura Barrios

“I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of Tom Bressette-baa,” expresses Grand Council Chief Niganobe. “He has been a strong activist and voice for First Nation rights which has spanned decades. Throughout a remarkable life of leadership, he advocated and lobbied governments in a common vision of equality and unity to advocate for a better future for First Nations people. While he was best known for his strong voice, his actions also resonate throughout the Anishinabek Nation territory and beyond; we will certainly benefit from his hard work and dedication for years to come.”

Tom-baa served in the US Army for a period of time, travelling as far as Germany and other locations. Colleagues have remarked…Read More