Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission stands with James Smith Cree Nation and WeldonSeptember 7, 2022
As the people of James Smith Cree Nation and Weldon mourn the loss of family members, friends, and neighbours, the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission stands with those communities during this difficult time.
The suffering is profound and far-reaching. James Smith Cree Nation and Weldon do not exist in isolation. They are communities that are interconnected with people throughout Saskatchewan. The senseless acts of violence that claimed the lives of 11 people and injured 18 others has shaken and stunned our province.
As one human family, we must support all those affected by this tragedy. It is a time for respect, kindness, and unity. Solidarity is paramount.
Unfortunately, there are those who have used this as an opportunity to espouse bigotry and division. This is unacceptable. We must rally around our common humanity, act on our collective responsibilities, pull together as a province, and stand united.
Barry Wilcox, K.C., Chief Commissioner
Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission