Indigenous leaders urge people in Saskatchewan, Canada, to provide information to help identify suspects in a fatal stabbing that police say should be considered “armed and dangerous.” I begged.
and statement Late Monday, Bobby Cameron, chief of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Peoples (FSIN), which represents the state’s 74 First Nations, called on “all people in Saskatchewan to share any relevant information you have.” rice field.
“Please come forward for your family and your community,” Cameron said.
“Uncertainty continues to cause immense stress and panic to our family, friends and neighbors. They have already experienced enough. To end this tragedy without further loss of life. And we have to do all we can.”
Authorities in the central Canadian prairie province of Saskatchewan continue to search for Miles Sanderson, 30, a wanted man in connection with Sunday’s attacks that left 10 dead and 18 injured.
The attacks occurred in the James Smith Cree Nation Indigenous community and the nearby village of Weldon, about 320 kilometers (200 miles) north of the state capital, Regina.
A second suspect in the stabbing, 31-year-old Damian Sanderson, brother of Miles Sanderson, was found dead Monday in James Smith Cree Nation.
An official with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in Saskatchewan told reporters Monday night that his body was found “outdoor in a grassy area” and “does not appear to be self-inflicted.” He said there were signs of injury.
Police said Miles Sanderson is believed to be injured and is available for medical attention.
Meanwhile, Regina Police Chief Evan Bray said late Monday that authorities believe Miles Sanderson is still in the city.
“Miles is still on the run and is considered armed and dangerous,” Bray said. Said A video posted on social media urged members of the public to report information that “could bring about a quick resolution to this situation.”
Miles Sanderson faces three counts of first-degree murder and attempted murder and trespassing charges.
Authorities have not released a motive for Sunday’s attack. It was one of the worst mass violence incidents in Canadian history and has sparked an outpouring of grief across the country, especially in Indigenous communities.
Some community members and Indigenous leaders say the violence is the result of substance abuse.
FSIN’s Cameron said, “This is the destruction we face when harmful illegal drugs enter our communities. We ask all authorities to follow directions from the Chiefs and Councils and their members.” We demand that we create a safer and healthier community for our people.
James Smith Cree Nation resident Ivor Wayne Burns also told Reuters that his sister, Gloria Lydia Burns, died when she answered an emergency call.
“Drugs and alcohol are all to blame for this tragedy on our land,” Burns said. “The drug problem we have here is rampant. It’s gotten out of control.”
Canadian media reports that Miles Sanderson has a 20-year criminal record and many of his crimes were committed while intoxicated.
In May he was listed as According to CBC News, he “wrongfully fled” after he stopped seeing parole officers after his legal release from prison.
The Canadian Press Agency, citing Canadian Parole Board documents, said Miles Sanderson had a violent childhood that led to “a cycle of substance abuse, negative peers and violent behavior.” It was reported that it led to “to seek”.
The parole board’s decision stated, “I get angry easily when I’m drunk, but I’m a different person when I’m sober.”
The James Smith Clean Nation, a small community of about 1,900 people living in the reserve, declared a state of emergency after being attacked for privacy.
“I lost a lot [sic] The corpses of yesterday’s family are everywhere [sic] … It was a war zone,” said former partner and mother of two Lana Heads, Michael Brett Burns, who was among those killed in the community.
“Praying for my family, friends and everyone affected by this horrific crime. May God bless those who left us behind and protect our homes.”