By Kelly Geraldine Malone THE CANADIAN PRESS JAMES SMITH CREE NATION- There were hugs, tears and calls for change Thursday as Indigenous leaders gathered on the James Smith Cree Nation, a Saskatchewan community struck by a deadly mass stabbing. Darryl Burns, whose sister was killed in the attacks Sunday, hugged Skye Sanderson, the wife of Damien Sanderson, a suspect found dead the day after the killings. “Our family is here to forgive,” Burns said. Forgiveness has been important to Indigenous people long before colonization, Burns added. “That’s who we are as people. We’re forgiving, loving people. That is in our DNA. They tried to force it out of us, but they couldn’t.” A black cloth, a symbol of mourning, covered a podium where, one by one, representatives of First Nation
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