Sophie Thomas, a respected Dakelh elder and traditional healer, passed away Wednesday in her Saik'uz village home south of Vanderhoof.
Thomas was believed to be in her 80s.
The Carrier Sekani Tribal Council noted Thursday that Thomas was an "incredible" teacher and recognized for her works and contribution to traditional practices and knowledge.
She was to receive an honourary degree from UNBC this May to recognize her work as a prominent knowledge keeper and medicine woman. (Click for more ...