Vigil for James Smith Cree Nation and Weldon planned for Sunday in Hamilton


Published September 9, 2022 at 9:57 am

A candlelight vigil will be held in Hamilton for two communities in Saskatchewan dealing with the violent killings of friends and family.

Ten people died and another were 18 injured in the attacks at James Smith Cree Nation area and Weldon, Sask., over the Labour Day weekend.

Suspect Damien Sanderson was found dead, and his brother and suspect Myles Sanderson died after being taken into police custody.

The candlelight vigil, hosted by grassroots Indigenous community members in Hamilton, is planned for 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11 at Pier 4, according to a tweet from Jordan Carrier.

The Hamilton City Hall flag was lowered on Sept. 6 in the wake of the tragedy.

“May the memory of these ten souls be a blessing to their loved ones, and may they Rest in Peace,” said Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger. 

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