‘Resilience’: First Nation hosts healing gathering to recover from stabbing rampage

 By Kelly Geraldine Malone THE CANADIAN PRESS JAMES SMITH CREE NATION- Shirley Sanderson remembers the night nearly a year ago when she went from house to house on a Saskatchewan First Nation looking for victims of a deadly stabbing rampage. She will not forget, but says her community needs to follow its traditions and culture to find healing. “Creator wants us to heal,” the elder said Monday, standing near dozens of white teepees on the cultural grounds of James Smith Cree Nation. The First Nation is hosting the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations’ annual traditional health gathering. Thousands of First Nations people are to travel to the community north of Saskatoon to hear their language, take part in ceremony and show support for the community as it tries to find…

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