Governor General of Canada visits James Smith Cree Nation, offers prayers – CBC

Sep 28, 2022

Gov. Gen. Mary Smith wants long-term support for the community grieving the rampage that left 10 dead

Before sharing a meal with the James Smith Cree Nation members Wednesday, the Governor General of Canada laid tobacco pouches at the burial sites of the victims of the mass stabbing that shook the community.

Governor General Mary Simon visited the sites with local leaders including chiefs Wally Burns, Calvin Sanderson and Rob Head from James Smith Cree Nation, Chakastaypasin Band and Peter Chapman Band, respectively.

The mass stabbing on Sept. 4 left nine community members dead in James Smith Cree Nation, about 170 km northeast of Saskatoon, one dead in neighbouring Weldon and 18 injured. The two suspects also died over the following week as police scoured the province for them and took one into custody.

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