Donald Marshall Sr.

Donald Marshall (1925-1991) was the Grand Chief of the Mi’kmaq Nation for 27 years until his death in 1991; Kji-saqmaw Marshall's presence was magnified a thousand fold through the efforts he pioneered in every facet of his work and office - a man who seemed to be everywhere; he had a zealous conviction of reaching out and providing a helping hand to those who needed it most. He was the father of Donald Marshall Jr., who was wrongly convicted of murder and whose case inspired a number of disturbing questions about the fairness of the Canadian justice system. A longer biography appears in Native Leaders of Canada.

Added to Archives 2013