First Nation ‘devastated’ after elder dies in crash with train – CBC

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First Nation ‘devastated’ after elder dies in crash with train – CBC

by ahnationtalk on March 10, 202291 Views

Mar 09, 2022

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Every morning when the school doors opened at Ochapowace Nation, Albert Isaac was there in his wheelchair with his smudge bowl, greeting people.

The 65-year-old would go from class to class to pray and smudge with the students of Kakiswiew School, said Nicole Bear, director of education for Ochapowace, a Cree nation about 155 kilometres east of Regina.

Isaac wasn’t at the school on Monday. On Sunday, the elder died at the scene after the vehicle he was driving collided with a train east of the village of Waldron, Sask., at the Highway 9 rail crossing. Waldron is about 155 kilometres northeast of Regina.

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