We Are All Treaty People

Statement from the Office of the Treaty Commissioner

  • Published - 10/08/2021
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  • Posted By - OTC
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The Office of the Treaty Commissioner mourns the loss of Black Lake Denesuline Nation Chief Archie Robillard and send their condolences to his family, friends and community. 

His niece Simona Fern remembers him this way. 

“He worked very hard for the betterment of his community and was always true to his word. He was a great leader with a strong faith in God. He only wanted what was best for everyone and treated everyone he knew with respect and equality. He didn’t have much but he would always help and support those in need. He was a very well-respected man and our family loved him very much. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.” 

Losing leaders is always difficult, but we know their memory lives on through their teaching and positive impacts on others. 

The wake for Chief Robillard begins Aug. 11 and the funeral will be held in Black Lake on Saturday. (Details here)