Sandy Lake Update – Kurtis Rae-Kaekgamic

Regional News

SANDY LAKE FIRST NATION – Pelican Falls First Nation High School student Kurtis Rae-Kakegamic from Sandy Lake First Nation was involved in a train accident near his school. Kurtis, with family at his side has been brought to a medical centre in London, Ontario and is in “critical condition”.

Medical procedures and tests are continuing to be conducted which will determine his physical condition and prognosis. Once test results are available, the family with the assistance from Chief and Council will have a meeting regarding his care.

We would like to acknowledge our partners Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN), Northern Nishnawbe Education Council (NNEC), Chiefs of Ontario (COO), Assembly of First Nations (AFN), Bob Nault’s office, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) and Health Canada for their constant support.

On behalf of Curtis’ family, we are overwhelmed with the amount of support, concern and prayers during this difficult time. A prayer service will be held on Friday November 4, 2016 at 7

p.m. at the Pelican Falls First Nation High School as well as during the Sandy Lake First Nation Annual Gospel Jamboree that will be broadcasted on Wawatay Radio Network. Your continued prayers are appreciated.