The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs extends their support to the family of Christine Wood

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 2019100 Views

July 3, 2019

Treaty One Territory, Winnipeg, Manitoba _ The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) extends their support to the family of Christine Wood, a young woman from the Bunibonibee Cree Nation, following the sentencing of the person found responsible for her death.

The convicted killer of Christine Wood was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 15 years.

“The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs offers their support to the family of Christine Wood at this time” said Grand Chief Arlen Dumas. “As the memories of these horrific events resurface, we stand with the family and continue to offer our deepest sympathies. The sentencing yesterday will not bring back Christine, but we hope it will be an important step in the family’s journey of healing. May our reflection on Christine’s life spur us on to do more to protect our young First Nations women and girls. The loss of Christine reminds us that we all need to take action and respond to the recommendations of the report from the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. We need to work together to ensure that those who are most vulnerable are kept safe.

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About the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs

The AMC was formed in 1988 by the Chiefs in Manitoba to advocate on issues that commonly affect First Nations in Manitoba. AMC is an authorized representative of 62 First Nations in Manitoba with a total of more than 151,000 First Nation citizens in the province, accounting for approximately 12 per cent of the provincial population. AMC represents a diversity of Anishinaabe (Ojibway), Nehetho (Cree), Oji-Cree, Dene and Dakota people and traditions.

For more information, please contact:

Andrew Thunder

Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs

Email: athunder@manitobachiefs.com

Phone: (204) 987-4139

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