(Ottawa) March 31, 2016 – Indigenous Peoples’ Assembly of Canada’s (IPAC) National Chief Dwight Dorey, released the following statement regarding the tragic passing of the nine members of the Pikangikum community on Tuesday, March 29, 2016:
“My sincerest condolences go out the friends and family of the nine Pikangikum community members,” said Dorey. “To lose so many people, some of which were children, is a devastating loss. My thoughts are with them all.
“While an investigation is still on-going, this tragic incident brings to light the urgent need for improved living conditions in First Nations communities,” concluded Dorey. “May we all work together to prevent such disasters in the future.”
NOTE: The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) is changing its name to the Indigenous Peoples’ Assembly of Canada (IPAC). The transition will continue through the coming months. For further information: CAP announces new name (IPAC)
The Indigenous Peoples’ Assembly of Canada, formally known as the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, is the national voice representing the interests of Métis, status and non-status Indians, and Southern Inuit Indigenous People living off-reserve. Today, over 70% of Indigenous people live off-reserve.
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Ph. (613) 747-6022