Details released on stabbing victims

September 7, 2022, 9:37 am


Three of the victims who died as a result of the September 4, 2022, stabbings on James Smith Cree Nation and in Weldon, Saskatchewan.
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The Saskatchewan Coronerís Service, in conjunction with the Saskatchewan RCMP and in collaboration with the families of the deceased victims, are releasing the names of the people who died as a result of the September 4, 2022, stabbings on James Smith Cree Nation and in Weldon, Saskatchewan.

Our hearts continue to go out to all the families and loved ones impacted by this immense tragedy.

Victims Services continues to work closely with Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crimes and communicate with the families of the deceased and injured victims.


The deceased victims are identified as:

23-year-old Thomas Burns of James Smith Cree Nation, Saskatchewan

46-year-old Carol Burns of James Smith Cree Nation, Saskatchewan

28-year-old Gregory Burns of James Smith Cree Nation, Saskatchewan

61-year-old Lydia Gloria Burns of James Smith Cree Nation, Saskatchewan

48-year-old Bonnie Burns of James Smith Cree Nation, Saskatchewan

66-year-old Earl Burns of James Smith Cree Nation, Saskatchewan
A veteran of the Princess Patriciaís Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI), Earl Burns gave his life to save his wife and grandchildren during the attack.

49-year-old Lana Head of James Smith Cree Nation, Saskatchewan

54-year-old Christian Head of James Smith Cree Nation, Saskatchewan

49-year-old Robert Sanderson of James Smith Cree Nation, Saskatchewan

78-year-old Wesley Petterson of Weldon, Saskatchewan


The identities of injured persons will not be released. We can confirm one young teen was injured and the remaining injured are all adults. Injured victims encompass both males and females.


66-year-old Earl Burns of James Smith Cree Nation


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23-year-old Thomas Burns of James Smith Cree Nation
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46-year-old Carol Burns of James Smith Cree Nation
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28-year-old Gregory Burns of James Smith Cree NationĒ></a><p class=28-year-old Gregory Burns of James Smith Cree Nation

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61-year-old Lydia Gloria Burns of James Smith Cree Nation
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48-year-old Bonnie Burns of James Smith Cree Nation
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49-year-old Lana Head of James Smith Cree Nation
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54-year-old Christian Head of James Smith Cree Nation
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49-year-old Robert Sanderson of James Smith Cree Nation
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78-year-old Wesley Petterson of Weldon, Saskatchewan
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