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First Nations concerned about escalating violence in Williams Lake area

First Nations leaders say they are deeply troubled by the level of violent activity in Williams Lake and surrounding communities.

In a news release issued in the wake of Monday’s shooting incident in Williams Lake, the Tsilhqot’in National Government says a number of its members have lost their lives to the increased violence over the past few years.

It’s calling on government to work directly with First Nation communities to devise a strategy to counter the incidents, adding there are not currently enough resources to handle the escalating situation.

TNG Tribal Chair Chief Joe Alphonse says everyone has a role to play in reducing violence. Alphonse calls on those involved to make positive choices, saying there is a better future for them and their families.

 

The TNG says the escalation of violence will only lead to more heartbreak within all of its communities.

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