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[21 Feb 2017Comments Off on Eulogy: Heather Bastien]

** Eulogy **
Heather Bastien’s Legacy in the Traditional Territory
of the Huron-Wendat
A great friend and Elder to all of us, Mme Heather Bastien, passed away last week. Canada lost one of its greatest Aboriginal cultural heritage champions.
Together with Luc Laine, legal counsel and a few dedicated archaeologists, Heather’s efforts resulted in the protection of dozens of significant Huron-Wendat villages and burials, after decades of neglect and destruction by urban development in southern Ontario, the Traditional Territory of the Huron-Wendat.
In addition, four laws in the province of Ontario were reformed as …