250 People Come Out to Remember Daniel
THUNDER BAY – Short notice, and a chilly evening greeted almost 250 people who came to Silver City for a candlelight vigil for the young man who was murdered on Friday night. The gathering was put together, with the help of Silver City who closed the business for the day to allow the memorial.
Students, family members, friends, and supporters came together braving the cold for the memorial.
Nishnawbe-Aski Grand Chief Harvey Yesno told the gathering that now is the time to “Stand Up”.
The Grand Chief was relaying some of the thoughts expressed earlier today from Sachigo Lake Chief Beardy.
The sadness of the students, and the friends of the slain student were felt by the entire audience who gathered.
The message to all was that it is not a time for anger, not a time for revenge, but a time to “fight the good fight and to win the race”.
Harsh northern weather kept DFC students from heading to Sachigo Lake today, but weather permitting the students are headed home on Sunday morning.