The TRCM would like to extend its heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of respected Elder Doris Pratt. Elder Pratt, who hailed from the Sioux Valley Dakota Nation, was an accomplished educator devoted to the preservation and promotion the Dakota peoples’ history, language, and culture. In addition to her award-winning work as an educator, Elder Pratt advocated tirelessly for indigenous rights and championed the repatriation of historical and cultural artifacts to their home communities. As a long-term member of the AMC Elders Council, the TRCM staff and associates had the pleasure of benefiting from her knowledge and wisdom. We are grateful for her many invaluable contributions and her strength and presence will be deeply missed by all.
The TRCM would like to extend its heartfelt condolences to the friends and family of respected Anishinaabe Elder Elmer Courchene. Among his many contributions throughout his life, he was a strong advocate for Treaties and provided the TRCM with his guidance and wisdom. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to work with him and he will be deeply missed.