Indigenous Services minister to visit site of mass killing in Saskatchewan


The federal minister for Indigenous Services, Patty Hajdu, is scheduled to visit on Tuesday the site of a mass killing in Saskatchewan.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Hajdu will express solidarity and ongoing support for the James Smith Cree Nation, northeast of Saskatoon.

Trudeau says the government will continue to “be there” for the community over the coming days, months and years.

The series of stabbings on the Labour Day weekend left 10 people dead and 18 injured on the First Nation and in the nearby village of Weldon.

Two suspects, brothers Myles and Damien Sanderson, also died.

A spokesman for Hajdu’s office says she has been invited to attend a funeral of one of the victims and is not planning a news conference.