Nellie Mildred Carlson is being remembered as a persistent advocate who fought for the status rights of Indigenous women and successfully lobbied for changes to the Indian Act.
Carlson died in Edmonton on Sept. 10. She was 93 years old.
“She was single-minded, nothing swayed her,” Myrna Sirett, Carlson’s daughter, told CBC’s Edmonton AM. “If it were me, I would have let a lot of people talk me out of how big that job was. But she did not allow that. She gave no space for failure.”