“We worked closely with Chief Kapashesit on many issues over the years,” said Grand Chief Stan Beardy. “It is a great loss to the community and for the First Nations at large. He was a well-respected and dedicated leader who accomplished a lot for his community particularly in environmental and eco-tourism sectors. He has definitely left a legacy for many of us to follow.”
Chief Kapashesit dedicated himself to the life of his people at an early age, beginning his work with the Council as a student. He found his calling early in life leaving the island of Moose Factory to obtain a sociology degree from York University, returning upon graduation in 1986 and working tirelessly for his people ever since.