NAN Offers Condolences after Passing of CBC Thunder Bay Radio Morning Show host Lisa Laco

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Derek Fox, on behalf of the Executive Council, expresses heartfelt condolences on the passing of recently retired and much-loved CBC Superior Morning host Lisa Laco:

“We send our deepest condolences to Lisa’s family, friends, and all of her colleagues at CBC Thunder Bay as our dear friend has journeyed to the Spirit World.

Lisa was a compassionate and powerful voice for the people and issues affecting NAN First Nations and communities across Northern Ontario. She never shied from exposing injustices suffered by Indigenous Peoples and went above and beyond to ensure that our voices were heard.

An accomplished journalist, she approached her interviews with skill and integrity, but also compassion and warmth. We will greatly miss those early-hour conversations in her CBC studio as the sun was rising, and the sound of her voice through our radios at the beginning of every bright new day.

Meegwetch, Lisa, for making our mornings superior.”

The Lisa Laco Bursary Fund has been established at the Northern Nishnawbe Education Council in honour of her memory. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/63859

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