OTTAWA, Jan. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National
Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo today offered condolences following a house
fire on the Nanoose First Nation (Snaw'Naw'As) that claimed the lives
of two young brothers.
"On behalf of all First Nations and the Assembly of First Nations, I
offer our deepest condolences to the parents and families of Devon and
Jordan Drake who were lost in Wednesday's devastating fire," said AFN
National Chief Shawn Atleo. "Our thoughts and prayers are with their
families and all citizens of this small community who are impacted by
While the cause of the fire is unknown at this time, reports indicate
the boys were staying with family friends following a windstorm that
caused a power outage and danger of a tree falling on their own home.
Donations for the families can be made through the Tsow-Tun Le Lum
Society by calling (250) 390-3123.
Nanoose First Nation is located on the east coast of Vancouver Island,
approximately 10 km north of Nanaimo, B.C.
The Assembly of First Nation is the national organization representing
First Nation citizens in Canada.
SOURCE ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS
For further information:
Alain Garon, AFN Bilingual Communications Officer, Tel: 613-241-6789 ext. 382, cell 613-292-0857 or firstname.lastname@example.org