NAN Mourns Passing of Former Aroland First Nation Chief William Magiskan

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the Executive Council, expresses condolences on the passing of former Chief and respected Elder William Magiskan to his family, friends and the community of Aroland First Nation:

“On behalf of Nishnawbe Aski Nation I send our love and prayers to Elder William Magiskan’s family and the entire community of Aroland First Nation.

William was a long-serving leader who contributed in many ways to the growth and development of his community and the region. He will be missed by many.

As a young leader he participated in the ‘Six-Pack’ negotiations which resulted in reserve status for six NAN First Nations in northwestern Ontario, including Aroland First Nation. He was also one of the founding Chiefs of Matawa First Nations Management.

We give thanks for William’s life of service and will remember him fondly for his tremendous contributions to the well-being of his community and the growth of our Nation.”

William Magiskan passed away Sunday at 68 years of age. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 3, at 12 p.m. at the Johnny Therriault School in Aroland First Nation.

The funeral will be live streamed at:

Meeting ID: 863 7726 1941

Passcode: 295021

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Michael Heintzman,
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Cell: (807) 621-2790