Leonard Marchand


Age: 82

Canadian trailblazing politician who was the first person of First Nations status to serve in the federal cabinet after being the first Status Indian elected and serving as a Member of Parliament, who was also a member of Canadian prime minister Pierre Trudeau's cabinet and became a senator in 1984 but who retired from the Senate in 1998 and was active in the North American Native movement working on a number of issues, including federal voting rights for First Nations.

Cause of Death: Kidney ailments

Born: November 16, 1933

Died: June 3, 2016

Vernon, British Columbia, Canada