There are only 8 or 10 politicians I ever had a deep respect for. This man was second from the top in my mind. He stood for what he thought was right and let no one stand in his way. He changed the way a lot of people thought about first nations people as well, me being one of them. He overcame a lot in his lifetime and became a leader among leaders. His impact was not only on the provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan but on the entire political and social landscape of Canada. Canada has lost of of it's most outstanding people I must say.