Cold Lake First Nations Send Condolences to the Community of La Loche

by pmnationtalk on January 27, 20161025 Views

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Cold Lake First Nations Send Condolences to the Community of La Loche

January 27, 2016, Treaty No.6, Cold Lake First Nation, Alberta…We extend our sincerest condolences to the community of La Loche and the Clearwater River Dene Nation in Saskatchewan.

“We are saddened as a Dene Nation to hear the tragic news of the shootings and the deaths of four community members and the people that were wounded. Our thoughts and prayers are with La Loche and send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victims of this tragic incident,” said Chief Bernice Martial of the Cold Lake First Nations.

“I believe that we need to support one another during times such as this and come together not only as First Nations but as a country. Mental health is interconnected to social issues that a community faces and many First Nations have overcome a lot historically, but we need more equal opportunities to better health programs and services. We pray for La Loche and that they will receive these much needed services at this sad time,” concluded Chief Martial.

Cold Lake First Nations is a Denesuline (Chipewyan) Tribe and part of the Dene Nation. The Nation is located 300 kilometers northeast of Edmonton, Alberta in Treaty No.6 territory. The dynamic First Nation has a total membership of over 2400 members. Approximately 1500 Band Members live in or near its four distinct neighbouring communities all of which are located in the scenic Cold Lake area.


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