Trudeau to visit First Nation in Saskatchewan rocked by stabbings that killed 11


James Smith Cree Nation, Sask. – (*11*)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit a First Nation in Saskatchewan that was rocked by a lethal stabbing rampage practically three months in the past.

Trudeau shall be on the James Smith Cree Nation right now for conferences with leaders and group members.

The Sept. 4 stabbings left 11 individuals useless and 18 injured in the group in addition to the close by village of Weldon, Sask., northeast of Saskatoon.

Myles Sanderson, 32, the suspect in the assaults, later died in police custody.

The occasion amplified requires extra Indigenous-led policing, and Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino has promised to “work across the clock” to desk laws this fall that would declare Indigenous policing an important service.

James Smith Cree Chief Wally Burns has been among the many voices calling for tribal policing and has additionally stated the group wants funding for housing, particularly for these reluctant to return to the place relations have been killed.

Governor General Mary Simon visited the Saskatchewan cemetery on Sept. 28 the place many of the victims killed in the rampage are buried, stopping a couple of minutes at every burial web site.

She additionally stopped for 10 minutes at a ditch the place retired army veteran Earl Burns died in his faculty bus that rolled off the street after he was attacked.

Saskatchewan’s chief coroner has stated two public inquests shall be held into the stabbing rampage — one that will concentrate on the 11 deaths, and one other that will concentrate on the loss of life of suspect Myles Sanderson in police custody.

This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Nov. 28, 2022.


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