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, AB, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 34 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << as an opposition NDP MLA in Manitoba a larger Harper clutched in eagle feather in nineteen ninety and told the legislature know to prevent makes like from being ratified he said the deal to when Quebec signature on the constitution ignored aboriginal rights long time friend and business partner Erin Cardinale says Harper was a great inspiration he set the precedent for our people to recognize our inherent right Harper spent much of his later life meeting with indigenous leaders across North America working with charities and doing international humanitarian work Harper was sixty four can trouble the Canadian press >>

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