It is with tremendous sadness to learn of the passing of Tsleil-Waututh leader, Leonard George.
Leonard, served as Chief of the Tsleil-Waututh nation, was an iconic leader and teacher to thousands of people across British Columbia. In his special way, he was able to build bridges between communities and encouraged everyone to work together as one. His knowledge and wisdom drew many to his side with great respect.
His fight for the rights of First Nations people brought understanding in ways that will continue to have an impact for many years to come.
His teachings have been passed to his children, grandchildren, his nation, his friends and the thousands of lives he touched during his life.
Over the years, Leonard has come to speak to members of the BCGEU to pass on his message. On behalf of the 73,000 members of the BCGEU we send our deepest condolences to his family, friends and the whole of the Tsleil-Waututh nation. He will be deeply missed.
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