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MSIFN shares their sorrow after tragedy at James Smith Cree Nation

DAN CEARNS, The Standard

SCUGOG: The Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation (MSIFN) have issued a statement following the tragedy at James Smith Cree Nation.

This First Nation, located in Saskatchewan, was recently impacted by a mass stabbing incident, in which, reportedly ten people died and 18 were wounded. Both suspects have since died.

“On behalf of the members of Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation, our Council extends its deepest condolences, to the families and community of the victims of the senseless tragedy in James Smith Cree Nation, and offers our support to those who were injured,” the statement read. “Our First Nation joins communities in Saskatchewan and beyond, in honouring the memory of those who were lost, and offers our strength and support to their relatives. MSIFN will stand with members of James Smith Cree Nation as it seeks answers and a way forward, in the weeks and months to come.”

The statement also urged “impacted communities to remain vigilant.”

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