The Canadian PressApril 11, 2014 11:49
HALIFAX - Noel Knockwood, a spiritual leader in Nova Scotia known for his fierce dedication to Mi'kmaq culture, has died.
He was 81.
Premier Stephen McNeil extended his condolences Friday on Knockwood's death, saying he was considered a pillar of his community who was committed to Mi'kmaq people and traditions.
Knockwood was born in Shubenacadie, about 60 kilometres northeast of Halifax, and attended the Shubenacadie Indian Residential School during his early years before joining the military.