Longtime NWT Senator Nick Sibbeston is stepping down.
Sibbeston was nominated to the senate in 1999 by then Prime Minister, Jean Chretien. He had previously served as the Premier of the Northwest Territories from 1985 – 1987.
Dene National Chief Bill Erasmus says that Sibbeston was always there for the North.
“He had a good understanding of remote northern community issues and spoke in his Dene language every opportunity there was.”
Sibbeston will leave office on November 21st, his 74th birthday.