Sheila Staats

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Sheila Staats at the Brantford General Hospital on Thursday Sept. 17th at 6:24 a.m. Sheila Staats, Kanien'kehá:ka b.1953, Lady Willingdon Hospital, Ohsweken, Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, dear sister of brother Greg Staats [Maureen Morris], cherished niece of Mary Staats and cousin to many of both Staats and Burnham families. Predeceased by father Leonard Jr. and mother Geraldine. Sheila worked as a Writer, Researcher and Libraian since attending Lady Eaton College and graduating from Western University.  As a historian, Sheila held an immense knowledge and integrity of Hodinǫhsǫ:ni: history, customs, values and worldview along with Six Nations local, familial and political histories. As an invaluable Aboriginal Collection Consultant she directly informed and affected countless First Nations schools, educational publishers, academic institutions and provincial district school boards by providing selected materials containing cultural authenticity and accuracy.  Much gratitude to the staff and Dr.’s at both the Brantford General Hospital and Iroquois Lodge for the care they shared. A gathering for her celebration of life will be held at Styres Funeral Home, Ohsweken at a later date. Donations may be made to the Six Nations Public Library.


Posted by Luanne on
I often relied on Sheila’s knowledge when choosing school books. I enjoyed working with Sheila over many years. Rest easy.
Posted by Rachel on
I’m so saddened to hear of Shelia’s passing. I was her summer student for several years & she had such a positive impact on me. She was so smart, witty & would catch me off guard with her sense of humour. I’m so glad I ran into her a few years ago & was able to tell her how much she influenced me! & gave her a big hug! She just smiled. The world lost a pretty special woman. ❤️❤️
Posted by TAMMY MARTIN on
my sincere sympathies to you Greg on the passing of your sister. Sheila's knowledge will be missed. She was an asset to all that had the pleasure of working with her.
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