by Tony Seed, MMNN Contributor
June 6, 1941 – December 3, 2013
On Tuesday, December 3, 2013, Keptin Saqamow Reginald Maloney, 72, left us forever when he passed away in Colchester East Hants Health Centre in Truro, Nova Scotia, surrounded by family and close friends.
A respected Elder, a political leader, Chief, a proud Mi’kmaw warrior and a friend, Chief Maloney was a leader of the epochal battle of the Mi’kmaw nation in defence of their hereditary rights and to affirm their right-to-be.
With the Union of Nova Scotia Indians, he led his community to take the first ever Treaty case to the Supreme Court of Canada and won. The R. V. Simon (1985) case declared that the Mi’kmaw Treaties signed with the British co ...
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