Support Lee Maracle's family with her memorial

Lee Maracle touched us all through her brilliant writing, mentoring, and generous ways she helped build understanding towards a just future for Indigenous Peoples.  Tragically, we have lost Lee and we want to ensure that her family are now cared for as they support Lee's spiritual journey home to her ancestors, knowing her children and grandchildren are also well.  Lee tragically passed away at Surrey Memorial Hospital on November 11, and her passing has been expressed across the land, sharing Lee's work with millions more Canadians. Read more at the New York Times,   CBC Books  and University of Toronto  and hear Lee's voice on CBC Early Edition , and visit an archive of her publishing at ABC Bookworld.     

Funds will be provided to Lee's children to support them and her grandchildren travelling to Vancouver and to attend to her memorial in Coast Salish lands.  Her four children are Sid Bobb (travelling from Nipissing First Nation), Jaret Maracle (travelling from Six Nations), and Columpa Bobb and Tania Carter who recently moved to Surrey, BC to make a new home with Lee. Grandchildren will also be supported with travel costs.

Additional funds raised will support Columpa and Tania who are newly back on the westcoast and will have much adjustment and tending to do for Lee's affairs. If additional funds are raised this will provide for cultural work so Lee's legacy and enormous contributions over the decades is known by both lndigenous youth and Canadians far and wide. Lee lifted our spirits, made us laugh, and challenged us to consider many truths often left aside. She mentored many writers and helped people to believe in themselves. Lee's contributions to the much-needed conversations towards justice and understanding are immeasurable. May we all carry these gifts with gratitude and a commitment to continue her important work. Taking care of her family in their time of loss is one way to show our gratitude. 

The recipient for funds is Lee's son Sid Bobb on behalf of the four children.  Please share what you are able to to bring Lee's family together at this difficult period of mourning. Thank you!

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Organizer and beneficiary

Irwin Oostindie 
Organizer
North Vancouver, BC
Sid Bobb 
Beneficiary