Tireless NWT Indigenous rights activist Sandra Faye Lockhart passes away

Sandra Faye Lockhart from her Facebook page

Tributes are pouring in for the late Sandra Faye Lockhart.

Her death was announced Wednesday.

Lockhart was a well known, tireless advocate for Indigenous women and the labour movement.

She was the wife of former Lutsel K’e chief Felix Lockhart.

Lockhart had reportedly been battling health issues this past year.

She was originally from the Mistawasis First Nation, in Saskatchewan.

Sandra became an important advocate for Indigenous women in the NWT  as an Indigenous representative with the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC).

No date or location for her funeral has been posted yet.

CKLB sends condolences to the Lockhart family.


With files from Josh Campbell

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John McFadden
John has been in the broadcast journalism industry since the 1980s. He has been a reporter in Yellowknife since 2012 and joined CKLB in January of 2018. John covers the crime and court beat as well as reporting on other areas including politics, business, entertainment and sports. He won seven national community newspaper awards while he was a journalist with Northern News Services Limited (NNSL). John worked in Ontario before coming North including stints as a TV sportscaster in Peterborough and senior news writer for CBC and CTV in downtown Toronto.