Eddie Erasmus Death and Obituary: Eddie Erasmus lost his battle with cancer not long after celebrating his 70th birthday. Eddie “Ediiwa” Erasmus was a former grand chief of the Tch’ Nation, and his friends, family, and other Tch’ Nation members are currently sharing their condolences and fond memories of him. After a protracted battle with cancer, he lost his battle with age on Friday at the age of 70.
Erasmus participated significantly in the life of the Tch village. In 2011, he was chosen grand chief, and he held that position for a total of two terms before 2017. “Ediiwa guided us with grace, fortitude, and humor throughout the journey. Ediiwa cherished the opportunity to educate others about the Tch’ culture and to tell their experiences “according to a statement issued by the Tcho government on Wednesday. .
“In every aspect, he reflected the knowledge of the elders, and he has been a vital part in assisting the Tch Nation in getting to where it is today. [Citation needed] [Citation needed] He was a supporter of the Tch’i Government, a proponent of the value of self-government, and an advocate for the Tch’i people’s inherent right to determine their own destiny and to do it on their own terms.
In an interview with CBC News from 2011, Erasmus stated that he believes people voted for him due of his extensive involvement in the Tch community for over three decades. Erasmus made this statement in 2011.
Between the years 1983 and 1990, when he was finally elected as grand chief of the Dogrib Treaty 11 Council, he served as the executive director of the council. Before that, he was the head of the council. After 1993, he continued to work with the council as a member of a team of negotiators for the Tch Land Claim and Self Government Agreement. This agreement was being negotiated between the Tch and the council.
It was in large part due to his efforts that the Tch’ government was able to take shape in 2005. Between the years 2005 and 2011, he was also the director of lands protection for the newly formed government of the Tch’.
Following his term as grand chief, he maintained his involvement in the Tch community by serving on the Wekeezhii Renewable Resources Board and the Tch Investment Corporation.