Federal minister discusses First Nation policing, healing programs after stabbings

SASKATOON Indigenous Services Minister Patty Hajdu is promising to work with James Smith Cree Nation on community policing and a new treatment centre after a daylong visit that followed a series of deadly attacks on the Labour Day weekend. “I made that commitment to the community leaders that the government of Canada will continue to be there and will be there with resources to make those things happen,’’ Hajdu said Wednesday from Saskatoon before boarding a return flight to Ottawa. Hajdu said she attended a funeral and two wakes while in the First Nations community Tuesday. Hajdu also attended a birthday of someone who lost two relatives in the attacks. She said it was a “poignant’’ day. There were more funerals scheduled for Wednesday in the community of 1,900, which…

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