NAN Congratulates Senator Murray Sinclair on his Retirement from the Senate of Canada

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the Executive Council, congratulates Murray Sinclair on his retirement from the Senate of Canada:

“I am pleased to congratulate Murray Sinclair on his retirement from the Senate of Canada.

Murray is a respected leader who has fought for Indigenous people with distinction and honour. He has forced Canadians to acknowledge this country’s injustices towards Indigenous people while holding the Government of Canada accountable.

Murray’s leadership to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission ensured that thousands of Indian Residential School Survivors received the justice they deserved.

His investigation of the Thunder Bay Police Services Board uncovered systemic racism and validated long-standing concerns held by the Indigenous community. The recommendations from this ground-breaking report have been essential to ensuring work is done to fix the broken system that governs the Thunder Bay Police Service. 

Murray’s wisdom and knowledge have inspired many, including young people from across NAN territory. Over the years, he has taken the time to meet with NAN youth and listen to their stories about their lives and communities.

Murray once said, “Our children do not set out in life to fail. They want to be someone. We have to be the someone they want to be.”  I do not doubt that for generations to come, Murray’s work and passion will inspire many of our young people to do great things.”

Murray Sinclair is retiring from the Red Chamber to mentor young lawyers in Indigenous law. He will also focus on writing his memoirs.  Sinclair’s career in justice spans over four decades.

For more information please contact:
Michael Heintzman,
Director of Communications
Cell: (807) 621-2790
mheintzman@nan.ca