By Ts’Peten Defence Committee, March 22, 2016
Today, Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 our Secwepemc War Hero and Elder Wolverine William Jones Ignace passed on to the Spirit World at his home in Secwepemc Territory. Wolverine earned his Battle Honours at Ts’Peten, Gustafsen Lake Siege in 1995, were he and other Warriors successfully survived a military attack launched by the Canadian government, in defence of his unsurrendered Secwepemc Lands. He leaves with us a great legacy of Indigenous Resistance, Struggle and Victory. He is widely respected and loved, not only by his family, community and Secwepemc Nation, but throughout the World as well. Wolverine lit the fires of Freedom in the hearts and spirits of countless Peoples fighting for Indigenous Lives, Lands and Rights. Wolverine will be greatly missed by Indigenous Warriors on the frontlines from Alaska to South America.
Wolverine sincerely expressed a deep will for the Peoples to continue the important and crucial work in fighting for our unceded Secwepemc Territory, including the demand for a National Inquiry into the siege at Gustafsen Lake. As well as, to carry on his Nourish the Nation Garden, to feed the frontlines.
To send your condolences to Wolverine’s family call (250) 679-3671 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wolverines family is accepting monetary donations via e-transfer to: email@example.com
Memorial for Secwepemc Elder and Warrior Wolverine William Jones Ignace will be held Tuesday, March 29th in the Simon Baker Room at the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre.
This is is a child friendly event and there will be food.
We will also be doing a collection for his family.