We Are All Treaty People

Statement from the Office of the Treaty Commissioner on the James Smith Cree Nation tragedy

  • Published - 06/09/2022
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  • Posted By - OTC
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Our team at the Office of the Treaty Commissioner, like everyone in this province, is shocked and devastated by the tragedy that is unfolding in Saskatchewan. We are thinking of those families and communities who have lost loved ones and of those who were injured in these horrific acts of violence. 

We offer our condolences to the people and loved ones of James Smith Cree Nation, Chakastaypasin and Peter Chapman Cree Nation and the town of Weldon. 

We call on governments and people across the province to work together to ensure that the people of James Smith Cree Nation - James Smith Cree Nation, Chakastaypasin Band, and Peter Chapman Band - are supported and their resilience strengthened during this tragedy.  

We ask that the state of emergency is respected as the community responds to his critical incident.  

Our hearts break with those who are affected and we will support all those affected in any way we can.