Elder Doug Knockwood

Condolences to the Knockwood Family

The Anna Leonowens Gallery would like to express their sincere condolences on the passing of Elder Doug Knockwood on June 16, 2018. Knockwood (88) and his son Glenn Knockwood led the opening dedication of the Treaty Space Gallery in October 2017. We will forever be grateful for his generosity, his stories, patience and encouragement.

Beloved and respected by the Sipekne’katik First Nation community and the Mi’kmaw community, Elder Knockwood was an RCA (Ret.) Black Watch Regiment of Canada member; an Order of Nova Scotia recipient (2016); and one of Canada’s premier addictions recovery counsellors.

Elder Knockwood used Mi’Kmaw spiritual teaching and his own experience of survival and redemption to help others across Canada suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. He helped set-up programs for Indigenous people to help combat addictions in the Northwest Territories, and has worked in the corrections system to develop programs for Indigenous inmates.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers to please consider making a donation to the charity of your choosing. 

For the full obituary please click here.

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