Thursday, August 03, 2006


Innu Nation President Ben Michel passes at age 53

Known affectionately to his many friends and family as Kauitenitakusht

Pinute Michel, President of the Innu Nation, son of Shimun Michel and Mani-An Michel of Sheshatshiu, Nitassinan (Labrador). Pinute is survived by his wife, Janet, children, James, Yvette, Annette, and Megan, and grandchildren.

Born June 28th, 1954, deceased in Mani-Utenam, August 1st, 2006

Innu Nation President Ben Michel is being remembered for his work to secure a better future for the Innu people and all residents of Labrador. Michel died suddenly on Tuesday at the age of 53. Rest of the story at VOCM.

This truely is a sad day for Newfoundland Labrador. To my knowledge Ben Michel has done a wonderfull job representing his constituents. Putting aside some of the recent controversy.

53 is a very young age to be dying of a heart attack. I wonder was it brought on by stress and over work? I also wonder do our political leaders get training in how to cope with stress and hugh work loads.

Stress and large work loads are things that you can be taught to deal with. Like parenting our political leaders are thrown into the breach and expected to muddle their way through.

I think we would all be better off if our public representatives were given training in methods and strategies in how to deal with stress and over work.

I know that federal civil servants are all being sent to Ottawa for assimilation training.

Is there anything comparabe for our provincial leaders?
A head nod to Ben's family and may they be proud of the good he has done. In the end, all we have are those we love and who love us and the rest is bullshit.
Very nice site!
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