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Blood Tribe member, Alberta Regional AFN Chief Jason Goodstriker dies

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A well-known and highly respected member of the Blood Tribe has passed away.

Jason Goodstriker served as a Kainai band councillor and was elected as Alberta Regional Chief for the Assembly of First Nations.

Premier Jason Kenney issued a statement Thursday (Jan. 16) saying he is shocked and saddened by the untimely passing of his friend.

Kenney calls Goodstriker, was a member of the UCP’s Fair Deal Panel, a passionate Albertan who was willing to tackle important issues about the province.

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The two attended high school together at Notre Dame College in Saskatchewan.

On Facebook, Goodstriker’s wife Tiffany wrote Thursday, “It is with great sadness that I share with all of our friends that Jason has begun his journey to the spirit world. Travel well my love”.

No dates have yet be announced for funeral services.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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