(Lheidli T’enneh Territory/Prince George – December 7, 2017) On Wednesday December 6, 2017 we lost a lifelong leader, elder and friend, Chief Leonard George of Tsleil Waututh Nation. Chief George was an enigmatic and well-respected community leader, businessman, cultural and spiritual leader of the Tsleil Waututh Nation.
“On behalf of the BC Assembly of First Nations, I send heartfelt sympathies and condolences to Leonard George’s family, friends, community and the Coast Salish families. I am deeply saddened by this loss. We fondly remember Chief Leonard George’s accomplishments in BC and beyond,” stated BC Regional Chief Terry Teegee. He added, “Leonard George was a significant leader and committed himself to highly successful pursuits and ventures in economic development, and cultural restoration. I’ve known Chief Leonard George since I was young; he was a close friend to me and my family, and was always an inspiration for me. We are so grateful to have had such a strong community leader and advocate within our circle for all these years.”
Regional Chief Terry Teegee, BC Assembly of First Nations.