B.C. New Democrat Leader and MLA for Juan de Fuca, John Horgan issued the following statement on the passing of Arthur Manuel:
“I want to extend the condolences of B.C. New Democrat caucus to the family, friends and community of Arthur Manuel, longtime Chief of the Niskonlith Indian Band, Chair of the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council, Leader for the Interior Alliance, and member of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs Chief Council.
“Arthur Manuel brought his strong and committed voice to the national discussion of justice, land claims and human rights on behalf of British Columbia’s indigenous peoples, and his voice will be missed.
“He was known for his devotion to his children and grandchildren as well as his community. His legacy is one that will bring honour to all who knew him for many generations to come.”