It is with profound and deep sorrow and heavy hearts that the Mushkegowuk people have watched and heard about the tragic events unfolding in James Smith Cree Nation and surrounding communities. We would like the victims, their families, and their friends to know that they are being lifted up in our prayers and thoughts across the Mushkegowuk Region. We also want to express our support to the leadership of the communities as you grapple with the need to bring healing and reconciliation to your people in the coming days. It is at times like this that we as First Nations across Canada stand together in the solidarity that grief brings.

Alison Linklater

Former Grand

Rebecca Friday

Former Deputy Grand