Tragedy Strikes Summer Beaver First Nation

Posted on Friday, February 17, 2017 08:46 AM

Tragedy in the remote northern community of Summer Beaver First Nation.

The community of 400 is dealing with the loss of a brother and sister in the span of three days.

Provincial Police say 58-year-old Mary Wabasse died on Wednesday in a two vehicle car crash in Thunder Bay.

Wabasse was in the Lakehead to join family members mourning the loss of her brother and well known and acclaimed Woodlands artist Moses Beaver.

Beaver died in what First Nations leaders are calling a sudden and unexplained death in a Thunder Bay jail cell this week.

They are calling for a full investigation.

Summer Beaver community leaders stress everyone is having trouble dealing with the loss of the two.