Canada 150: Frank Calder founded Nisga'a Tribal Council, affirmed aboriginal title rights
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To mark Canada’s 150th birthday, The Province counts down to Canada Day with profiles of 150 noteworthy British Columbians.
In 1913, the son of Arthur Calder (Na-qua-oon, hereditary chief of the Nisga’a Wolf Clan) and his young wife Louisa, was drowned in a canoe accident on the Nass River. Not long after, a wise woman at Kincolith, a village 10 kilometres downstream from Arthur’s house, dreamed that Louisa’s youngest sister, Emily Clark, would soon conceive, that the baby would be a boy, and that he would be the spirit of the chief’s drowned son.