The Nunatsiavut Group of Companies paid tribute to William Barbour, former President of the Labrador Inuit Association and Ordinary Member for Nain in the Nunatsiavut Assembly yesterday.
Mr. Barbour passed away Wednesday, November 18th, 2020.
“William Barbour was a pioneer for Labrador Inuit and a builder for Nunatsiavut,” said NGC President and CEO Chris Webb. “He was instrumental in negotiating the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement. His contribution will benefit Nunatsiavut and Beneficiaries for decades to come.”
NGC Chief Operating Officer Sarah Leo served as President of Nunatsiavut at the same time Barbour served as Ordinary Member for Nain. “William was a great and brilliant man,” she said. “He was so involved, dedicated, and committed to making sure that Labrador Inuit got the best possible land claims agreement. He was a fierce negotiator and he stood on his belief that we had to have the best agreement for the people of Nunatsiavut. He looked after the interests of Labrador Inuit and Inuit in general.”
NGC extends condolences to William’s wife, Doreen, and their family.