The Canadian Press

2013-05-17 | Obit Elijah Harper

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Elijah Harper, the Cree politician who clutched an eagle feather as he blocked the Meech Lake constitutional accord in 1990 and led Canadian aboriginals into a new era, died of cardiac failure due to diabetes complications. He was 64. Canadian Press reporter Ken Trimble had this report.

Date: 2013-05-17
Placeline: EDMONTON, Alberta.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 34 seconds

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