Six Nations sends Condolences to the James Smith Cree Nation

The Six Nations Water Tower. Photo by David Moses.
CKRZ - 100.3 FM - CKRZ - OhswekenON | 07-09-2022
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The Six Nations of the Grand River Elected Council is sending condolences to the James Smith Cree Nation.

This after the weekends announcement that 10 people had died and 18 others were left injured from a stabbing rampage in and around the James Smith Cree Nation and Weldon, Saskatchewan.

The Six Nations of the Grand River press release says they, "would like to send our deepest condolences to James Smith Cree Nation, Chief Wally Burns, and the loved ones of those affected by this horrific incident". 

In addition, the release says, "We are sending comfort, courage, and good medicine your way as your community processes this shocking violence and unspeakable loss".

Two suspects were originally sought in the case but the RCMP say one of the suspects Damien Sanderson has been found dead.

Remaining at large is his brother Myles Sanderson.

The Six Nations Elected Council want community members to know that for those who may need assistance during this difficult time, there are resources available to you within the community:

  • Six Nations 24-Hour Crisis Line: 1-866-445-2204
  • Six Nations Mental Health and Addictions: 519-445-2143
    • Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm

Listen to the report as voiced by CKRZ's David Moses below...