On behalf of our Union of BC Indian Chiefs, Elders, Women & Youth; members of our Chief's Council; we take this opportunity to express our profound sense of shock, sadness and loss in relation to the untimely passing of Chief Marjorie McRae.
Chief McRae was an amazing Leader who was relentless and unwavering in her efforts to protect the interests and rights of Indigenous Women, Children & Families and Indigenous Youth.
Chief McRae was a tireless warrior in her ongoing battles to defend the integrity of our Indigenous Land Rights and Aboriginal Title interests to our territories.
We shall greatly miss Chief McRae's powerful leadership and her strong sense of integrity in regard to how she carried forward her duties and responsibilities of office.
We humbly offer our prayers and sincere condolences to Chief McRae's family; community and Nation.
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip
Union of BC Indian Chiefs