Statement from Premier McNeil
The following is a statement from Premier Stephen McNeil, who is also Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, on the death of Grand Chief Ben Sylliboy:
"On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I extend heartfelt sympathies to the family of the late Grand Chief Ben Sylliboy and all Mi’kmaw people. Grand Chief Sylliboy was a steadfast leader for his people, a wise mentor, and a highly respected partner in our treaty relationship with the Mi’kmaq. His passing is a loss that will be felt across Nova Scotia and the Atlantic region."