OTTAWA, Nov. 9, 2015 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde, AFN Nova Scotia/Newfoundland Regional Chief Morley Googoo and AFN National Women's Council Chair Therese Villeneuve today offered condolences and prayers to Chief Deborah Robinson and the citizens of Acadia First Nation following reports of the tragic loss of Chief Robinson's son, 17-year-old Jadon Robinson, in a car accident.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with Chief Deborah Robinson and the entire community of Acadia First Nation during this difficult time," said AFN National Chief Bellegarde. "To lose such a bright, young man with so much promise and so many gifts is a tremendous tragedy for all of us. I offer my personal condolences to Chief Deborah Robinson and convey our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Jadon Robinson."
AFN Nova Scotia/Newfoundland Regional Chief Morley Googoo said, "Everyone has felt the loss of young Jadon Robinson and our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. During these difficult times, the Mikmaq people are like one extended family and unite in prayer, to support each other. My personal condolence goes to Chief Debra Robinson, her family and entire community of Acadia."
AFN National Women's Council Chair Therese Villeneuve added, "The AFN Women's Council is deeply saddened to hear the news of such tragic loss, our prayers and thoughts are with Chief Robinson and her family."
Media reports indicate the accident occurred Saturday morning near Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Two others were injured and have been released from hospital.
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