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February 24, 2017

NAN OFFERS CONDOLENCES AS TRAGEDY CLAIMS LIVES OF FOUR FAMILY MEMBERS

THUNDER BAY, ON (February 24, 2017): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum, on behalf of the Executive Council, expressed heartfelt condolences as a tragic accident claimed the lives of four members of one family last night:

“We were devastated with the news of last night’s tragedy and our thoughts and
prayers are with Jeff Nakogee and the entire community of Brunswick House First
Nation as they struggle to come to grips with this terrible loss. We are still in shock,
but have assured Chief and Council that we will do everything possible to support all
who are grieving. We are grateful with the response to an online campaign to assist
with funeral expenses, and we are deeply moved by the generosity of those who have
donated.”

Jeff Nakogee, a member of Brunswick House First Nation, lost four members of his family in an accident on Highway 101 west of Timmins last night including his spouse Aynsley MacLeod, two sons Jamaal Nakogee and Kruz Nakogee, and mother in-law Paulette MacLeod.

A GoFundMe campaign been has been launched for donations to assist with funeral expenses.

www.gofundme.com/8mfda-jeff-nakogee-and-family

For more information please contact: Michael Heintzman, Director of Communications – (807) 625-4965 or cell (807) 621-2790 or by email mheintzman@nan.on.ca

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