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. 

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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.” 

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