René Fumoleau est décédé / died at the age of 93

René Fumoleau est décédé à l’âge de 93 ans
Rene Fumoleau has died at the age of 93.
René Fumoleau Talents en Nord. – Exposition pour les artistes francophones du TNO entre le 14 et 20 mars 2010 au musée Prince de Gaules .
Vernissage le dimanche 14 mars entre 13:00 et 16 :30 . Cet cérémonie ressemblerait des personnalités qui jouent un rôle important dans le fait francophone.
https://youtu.be/CScVEhEJnf8

Rene Fumoleau par L’Aquilon

"… Ce site est une production en-ligne du journal L’Aquilon, le souffle francophone des Territoires du Nord-Ouest .."
https://www.aquilon.nt.ca/fumoleau/

"…His first parish was in Rádeli Kóé/Fort Good Hope, which involved a long boat journey down the Dehcho into a new world.
Through all of the years, his attachment to the Dene peoples deepened. He celebrated the strength of their ancestral wisdom and committed himself to their desire for change.
René published As Long as This Land Shall Last as a contribution to the struggle over land claims; directed two films, I Was Born Here and Dene Nation; he also took thousands of photos, now housed in the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife. The Museum uploaded this slideshow tribute in his memory this morning…."
https://cklbradio.com/2019/08/07/photographer-dene-history-author-and-priest-rene-fumoleau-has-died/

Fumoleau came to the Northwest Territories in 1953, worked closely with the Dene "… Rene Fumoleau, a well-known priest, photographer and storyteller with a long history in the North, has died. […]
He did research on Treaty 8 and Treaty 11 and was known as a social justice advocate for the Dene. […]
Fumoleau had been living with dementia. He passed a few minutes before midnight on Tuesday, according to his close friend Patrick Scott.
It was Fumoleau’s birthday. He had just turned 93.
"He was very lucid on Sunday afternoon and he was very happy," Scott said. "He smiled, just a beautiful Rene smile: ‘I’m very happy, and I loved my life.’"
Fumoleau was born in France. He was ordained as a Catholic priest in 1952 and came to the Northwest Territories in 1953 as an Oblate missionary.
After resigning from the Oblates, he was made a priest in the Diocese of the Mackenzie, working with the Dene in Fort Good Hope and Deline over the next several decades, according to the NWT Archives. …"
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/rene-fumoleau-obituary-1.5238116

"…René Fumoleau began creating stories of his experiences in 1988, writing them first in two books of poetry, Here I Sit, and The Secret, and then telling them at events and festivals across the land. His stories can also be heard in a 2014 documentary by Nicolas Paquet Living like the Land (Ceux Comme la Terre). …"
https://www.storytellers-conteurs.ca/en/featured-storytellers/Rene-Fumoleau.html

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