The awakening is brutal this morning within the Huron-Wendat nation of Wendake in the Capitale-Nationale where two young children were the victim of a double murder in a residence on the rue du Chef Nicolas-Vincent, last night.
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“It’s a terrible shock, we are upset. We cannot imagine that once again children are victims of (problem) mental health, ”laments Konrad Sioui, leader of the Huron-Wendat nation in an interview with TVA Nouvelles.
Mr. Sioui is all the more touched since yesterday was World Mental Health Day.
“It’s not just the nation here, it’s all the nations. Quebec as a whole and the whole world. That’s mental health, we can come to situations like that where we harm our own children, ”he says.
The whole small community of Wendake, which has a few thousand inhabitants, will be shaken by the tragedy.
“It’s going to be very difficult for everyone. Hold on. We have to help each other, join our elbows. With our teams from social services, health, public security, we will come together to resolve these problems and plan, see how we can improve these situations, ”says Konrad Sioui.
The chief speaks of the Wendake reserve as an embassy. “The Huron Wendat nation has always been a host nation. There are families from other nations who live with us, families from Quebec. It doesn’t matter whether you come from the north or the south, it’s our world, we take care of it, ”says Konrad Sioui.
A 30-year-old man will be met by the Sûreté du Québec in connection with the murders of two young children.