Our people are going to be hurt again’: James Smith Cree Nation Chief says community is preparing for inquests – CTV News

The community of James Smith Cree Nation is focusing on healing now that a timeline has been released on the stabbing spree that left 11 people dead and 17 others injured in September. Leaders have renewed calls for their own police force and hope it will help protect residents.

Chief of the James Smith band, Wally Burns, said the community is slowly healing, after one of Canada’s worst mass murders.

“We’ve been having ceremonies, bringing in some people that really need it, elders talking to community members that are requesting help,” Burns told CTV News.

RCMP released a preliminary timeline of the events. It said in about three hours Myles Sanderson killed 11 people and injured 17 others on James Smith Cree Nation and in Weldon on September 4th.


  • Sask. RCMP say more on why they failed to identify Sanderson before the violence started

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