Fond-du-Lac chief vows to keep lobbying for airport upgrades following fatal crash – CBC

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Band councillor who survived crash talks about his experience at FSIN assembly

May 25, 2018

The Fond-du-Lac Denesuline First Nation has the support of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations in its quest for improvements to the community’s airport following a fatal plane crash late last year.

“I don’t want to see other communities across Canada go through what we have come through,” said Fond-du-Lac Chief Louie Mercredi.

“Dec. 13 is the night that destroyed my community, big time.”

Willie John Laurent, a long-time band councillor of Fond-du-Lac Denesuline First Nation and a survivor of December’s plane crash, joined Mercredi at the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations’ Spring Legislative Assembly on Thursday.

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