The Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs offered condolences today to the family and friends of former Chief Lawrence Paul and to the entire community of Millbrook First Nation.

“It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we say farewell to a fearless leader,” said Chief Sidney Peters, Co-Chair of the Assembly. “Chief Lawrence Paul’s vision, dedication and commitment to the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia has left a legacy that will be felt for generations to come.”

Chief Paul was first elected as a Councillor for Millbrook in 1974, becoming Chief in 1984, where he held the role as leader of his community until 2012.

Having served in the Royal Canadian Army was only one of Chief Paul’s many contributions to his country and to his people. Chief Paul was the recipient of numerous awards and honours, particularly in the field of economic development, and in 2004 he was presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Civil Law from Saint Mary’s University.

“Chief Paul was deeply committed to growing his own community and using his expertise to help Aboriginal communities near and far. It is important to the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia, and to all Aboriginal people, that Chief Paul’s hard work and tireless efforts are always remembered. We offer condolences and express our deepest sympathy to Chief Paul’s family and many friends and share in the celebration of his life and accomplishments,” said Chief Peters.

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