Mistissini prepares to hold combined funeral service for the five Mistissini Hunters

MISTISSINI, EEYOU ISTCHEE, QC, April 23, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Cree Nation of Mistissini wishes to express its sincere appreciation for all the support received from many people in dealing with the tragic incident that involved 5 Mistissini Hunters. The families and community members are thankful and appreciate all the prayers and kind gestures.

The community leadership has been informed from the coroner that all five (5) victims have now been positively identified. 

The immediate families and community are now preparing to hold a combined funeral service for our beloved hunters: Chiiwetin Coonishish, Kevin Loon, Emmett Coonishish, Charlie Gunner, and David Jimikin.  The date of the funeral has been confirmed for Saturday, April 25, 2015 and will be held at the Neoskweskau Complex in Mistissini.  The memorial viewing will take place between 7 to 9 am, followed by family memorial viewing from 9 to 10 am.  The funeral service will commence at 10 am.

 

SOURCE Cree Nation of Mistissini

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For further information: about this release, please direct your inquiries to: Mr. Ashley Iserhoff, Director of Social Development, 418-923-3461 ext. 260, 418-770-4602, aiserhoff@mistissini.ca

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