As we post this video statement from Rev. Tony Snow, Indigenous Minister for Chinook Winds Region, the second perpetrator has been arrested and subsequently died. We are now left with the aftermath of loss and pain that the community will hold for years to come. Our prayers go out to those who lost loved ones to this mindless act of violence and hate. With so many challenges and traumas already facing First Nation communities, this violence challenges who we are as Indigenous people. May we take the time to honour our dead and then take steps to end this kind of violence and abuse in our communities.
An online Vigil was held on the evening of September 7, 2022, facilitated by Tony Snow.