Indigenous leader Noel Starblanket dies, age 72

Indigenous leader Noel Starblanket died in Regina on April 15 at the age of 72. Photo courtesy of the Jesuits of Canada.

Lauded as a treaty advocate, bridge builder Kisikaw Piyesiwewin (Where the Thunderbirds Live), Pahpahtaywak Kihew (Spotted Eagle), otherwise known as Noel Starblanket, who died in Regina on April 15 at the age of 72, had the ear of his people and government. Hard-nosed and confrontational as a youth, he was one of the youngest men […]

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