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Elijah Harper will be missed by James Bay Cree

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Elijah Harper has died. The respected first nations leader, former MLA, and MP passed away May 17. Harper is best known for stopping the Meech Lake Accord. In 1990, he rose with an eagle feather in the Manitoba Legislature refusing to accept the constitutional accord. Elijah Harper was 64. Joshua Loon spoke with Grand Council Executive Director Bill Namagoose to talk about Harper's connection with the Cree.
 
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