For immediate release
February 4, 2022
Treaty Five Territory, Thompson, MB – Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) Inc. is issuing this statement in recognition of the recent heroic efforts of two RCMP members in Mosakahiken Cree Nation (Moose Lake), Manitoba.
Grand Chief Garrison Settee states:
“This past weekend, two RCMP officers stationed in the Mosakahiken Cree Nation in Northern Manitoba came to the aid of a five-year-old child who was stuck inside a burning home. I want to commend these two officers for their bravery and selflessness in removing this young child from this home.
There is no doubt this was a traumatic event for everyone involved, but my hope is there is a happy ending and that all parties impacted will heal from this situation. I am pleased to know both the young child and the RCMP officers were able to survive the fire. We know all too well the danger imposed by fire and smoke inhalation in First Nations. I am also grateful to know two adults and two other children were able to exit the residence with only minor physical injuries.
I send my heartfelt appreciation to these two heroes for their efforts. Thank you for demonstrating your commitment to protecting this family and community.”
Assembly of First Nations Manitoba Regional Chief Cindy Woodhouse adds:
“Thank you to the two selfless RCMP officers who took it upon themselves to enter a burning home in Moose Lake to save the life of a young child. We are so very grateful for the heroic efforts you have made. We recognize and honour you for your courage.”
For more information:
Melanie Ferris, MKO Communications
Email: [email protected]