Gov. Gen. Mary Simon visiting Saskatchewan First Nation grieving stabbing deaths

Gov. Gen. Mary Simon is to visit the Saskatchewan community today that is grieving the deaths of loved ones from a stabbing rampage earlier this month.

A release from her office says Simon will meet with James Smith Cree Nation community members, including elders, and share her condolences directly with affected families.

A spokesperson from her office says she was invited by Chief Wally Burns.

Ten people were killed on Sept. 4 and 18 others injured in the First Nation and a nearby village about 200 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon.

First Nation leaders say the community knew Damien and Myles Sanderson, the suspects in the stabbings.

Both brothers are dead: Damien from non-self-inflicted wounds and Myles on Sept. 7 from medical distress while in RCMP custody.

Simon is expected to attend the Truth and Reconciliation Event at Mosaic Stadium in Regina on Thursday.

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