A memorial service for Robert Alexie Jr. will be held on Saturday in Fort McPherson, N.W.T.

The service will take place at 2 p.m. at the Chief Julius School gym.

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A memorial service for Robert Alexie Jr. will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Chief Julius School gym.

Alexie was president of the Gwich'in Tribal Council at the time of his death. 

RCMP found him with head injuries, dead, outside a vehicle on the Dempster Highway near Fort McPherson on June 9. He was 58 years old.

Gwich'in in Yellowknife are also holding a gathering in Alexie's memory Friday evening at the Peace Building.

The memorial is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and people are encouraged to bring their favourite dish.