OTTAWA, Jan. 22, 2016 /CNW/ - Métis National Council President Clément Chartier expressed his shock and horror at the shooting deaths in the predominantly Métis community of La Loche in northwestern Saskatchewan.
"It is unbelievable that a killing on this scale can occur in one of our communities," said President Chartier. "My grand-daughter attends that school and is one of the fortunate ones who survived. I can only imagine the grief of the families of the victims."
President Chartier is setting out for La Loche now to be with the community and encourages citizens of the Métis Nation and all Canadians to contribute to the fund to support the victims' families during this catastrophe.
The MNC represents the Métis Nation in Canada at the national and international levels. The Métis Nation's homeland includes the 3 Prairie Provinces and extends into the contiguous parts of British Columbia, Ontario, the Northwest Territories and the United States. There are approximately 350,000 – 400,000 Métis Nation citizens in Canada, roughly a quarter of all Aboriginal peoples in the country.
SOURCE Métis National Council
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