Noel Starblanket, Canadian First Nations leader, Died at 72

Noel Starblanket was born in 1946 and died on April 15, 2019.

He served as the First Nations leader in Canada.

Starblanket was chief of the National Indian Brotherhood.

Known as the Assembly of First Nations in this era, he did two terms from 1976 to 1980.

Starblanket was the youngest reserve chiefs in Canada, starting out at just 24 years old.

His achievements earned him election as the president of the National Indian Brotherhood or the Assembly of First Nations.

Noel was an Elder-in-residence at Scott Collegiate, in 2018.

He also worked for the University of Regina’s Office of Indigenization.

He died at a hospital in Regina, Saskatchewan due to diabetes.

Noel Starblanket passed away at 72 years old.