Nishnawbe Aski Nation

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September 23, 2016


THUNDER BAY, ON (September 23, 2016): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Jason Smallboy offers his condolences to the family and community of North Caribou Lake First Nation following the said loss of Councillor Joseph Roy Sakchekapo, who passed away Wednesday at the Thunder Bay Health Sciences Centre.

“Joseph’s passing is a great loss and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and the entire North Caribou Lake community at this difficult time,” said Deputy Grand Chief Jason Smallboy. “Joseph was a well-respected and dedicated leader who accomplished much in his short time with us and made tremendous contributions to several projects that have improved the lives of the people in his community.”

Joseph, 51, was in his second term as councillor. He was known in the community as someone who was always there to support others with his strong community values.

A viewing will be held this evening from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Sioux Lookout Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Monday, September 26 in North Caribou Lake First Nation (time to be announced).


For more information please contact: Tamara Piche, Communications Officer – Nishnawbe Aski Nation (807) 625-4906 or cell (807) 621-5549 or by email

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