[R-G] Fwd: [Lfd] Protestor and Elder Harriet Nahanee passed on
fentona at shaw.ca
Sun Feb 25 18:01:59 MST 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 25, 2007
EAGLERIDGE PROTESTER (Harriet Nahanee) DIES Some time after 7
Saturday February 24, 2007, Native Elder and Eagleridge Protester
Harriet Nahanee died from pneumonia (complicated by previously
undiagnosed lung cancer) in St. Paul's Hospital. She was 71. On January
24, 2007, despite her frail health, Harriet was sentenced to 14 days in
the Surrey Pretrial Centre, a men's prison and a notorious hell hole for
women. It is believed she developed pneumonia during her incarceration
and was admitted to St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver a week after her
In a letter to Justice Brenda Brown prior to the sentencing of Ms.
Nahanee, Betty Krawcyzk urged compassion: "I am very worried about Mrs.
Harriet Nahanee. Mrs. Nahanee is not well. She has asthma and is
the after effects of a recent bout of flu that has left her very weak".
On February 23, 2007, The Indigenous Action Movement held a rally and
prayer vigil for Harriet (photo's are available compliments of Isabelle
Groc at: http://members.shaw.ca/idoumenc/harriet/ ). Approximately
people gathered at the Supreme Court Building for a ceremonial walk
around St. Paul’s Hospital. A prayer vigil was held outside Harriets’
hospital room, with drumming and the Women’s Warrior Song to give
support and strength. A large signed picture of the Larsen Creek
at Eagleridge Bluffs (as they were) was taken up to Harriet following
ceremony along with flowers and cards.
Further information about Harriet Nahanee’s struggle at Eagleridge
can be found on at:
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