The Abenakis unite to support Joyce Echaquan’s family and community in this terrible ordeal. Thus, the Waban-Aki Nation announces its financial support in the legal proceedings that will be undertaken following the painful period of mourning.
Indeed, after the family of the deceased affirmed their desire to obtain justice, and rightly so, the Waban-Aki Nation has chosen to respectfully support this process. Although such financial support will unfortunately not alleviate the family’s pain and anger, we wish to support them in their quest for justice. At the time desired by the family, the Grand Counseil de la Nation Waban-Aki (GCNWA) will be pleased to discuss with the family in order to consider their needs and plan support.
“We extend our sympathies to the Atikamekw family and community. We are all shocked by such a tragedy that we cannot leave without action. Legal action, criminal prosecution, coroner’s inquest, it is of the utmost importance that justice be done. “Affirms categorically Denys Bernard, GCNWA’s Executive Director.
Daniel G. Nolett, Executive Director of the Abenaki Council of Odanak agrees: “We are saddened by this unacceptable tragedy and firmly believe that justice must be done. Our thoughts are with the family and the community. »
In all solidarity, we hope that this drama can finally sign the end of an unacceptable era.