Statement from Leader Currie Dixon on the Passing of Darius Elias

“I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Darius Elias. Darius was a champion for his community of Old Crow and the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation during his time in the Legislative Assembly. He was a leader, a colleague, and a friend, and he will be missed.

“During his decade in the Legislative Assembly, he quickly became known as one of the best orators and defenders of their community in the territory’s history. He was a strong voice and advocate for everything to do with Old Crow and had the respect of legislators from all sides.

“Darius’ love of his children, the outdoors and hockey was infectious. I will miss our lively debates about hockey and will fondly remember him always sporting his Philadelphia Flyers ball cap around the office and at various community events.

“On behalf of the entire Yukon Party family, I would like to give our sincere condolences to his children, family, friends, and the community of Old Crow.”


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Tim Kucharuk
Press Secretary

(867) 393-7026

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