It is with great sorrow that the Saskatoon Tribal Council sends its most sincere condolences to the James Smith Cree Nation after the unfathomable acts of violence this weekend.
“This weekend was one of the darkest in our province’s history and people. We are here to do whatever we can for the families affected by these tragedies,” Saskatoon Tribal Council Tribal Chief Mark Arcand said.
Currently a number of families are being housed in Saskatoon and STC is stepping up to take care of everything for those that have lost so much. Many escaped their homes with nothing but clothes on their back. Many have loved ones currently still in hospital.
“When I spoke to Chief Wally Burns I told him we are behind him 150 percent. The STC will take care of his people, ” Tribal Chief Arcand added
Starting this morning STC has mobilized teams of caregivers including mental health support, medical professionals, and financial aid for approximately 50 members of James Smith Cree Nation who are currently in Saskatoon.
St. Thomas More College has stepped up to supply food for those visiting relatives in hospital.
For those wishing to donate items such as clothing, toys, or hygiene items you are asked to drop them off at the White Buffalo Youth Lodge located at 602, 20th street west in Saskatoon.