Prince Rupert Memorial for Nelson Leeson set for tonight

The final journey of Nelson Leeson, will include a stop in Prince Rupert tonight as members of the Nisga’a nation mourn his passing at a memorial service at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre at 7 pm this evening.

Mr. Leeson, the President of the Nisga’a Lisims Government passed away in a Prince George hospital on Thursday, after suffering a seizure, his passing has been commemorated across the province and country by many who had cause to work with him over the years as he advocated on behalf of the Nisga’a. A notice on the Nisga’a Lisims website outlined his importance to the Nisga’a Nation and his accomplishments in his years of service…

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