(Coast Salish Territory / Vancouver, BC) We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Simon Lucas.
On behalf of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, we send our sympathies and condolences to the Lucas family, Hesquiaht and the Nuu-chah-nulth. We fondly remember Dr. Lucas and know he was respected and loved by many.
Without question, Dr. Lucas was truly an iconic leader who helped blaze the path forward to reclaim our Indigenous sovereignty and nationhood. For this we owe his loving family an immeasurable debt of gratitude for lending his time to this hard work.
Although we will no longer be able to enjoy hearing his thunderous eloquence, his many contributions and wisdom will continue to reverberate and be reflected in the many generations to come. Thank you Dr. Lucas.
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip
Chief Robert Chamberlin
Kukpi7 Judy Wilson