‘Another Reserve Fire’

“A fire destroyed a 147-year-old church in a remote ‘Indigenous’ {sic, the correct term is ’Aboriginal’} community outside of Prince Rupert, B.C. … Emergency services were called shortly after 5:30 a.m. to the Grace United Church in the Lax Kw’alaams ‘First Nation’ {a ‘nation’ of 3,971 people} community on B.C.’s North Coast.

“Roberts said the church is a historic landmark that’s significant to many people in the community (“The church was established in 1874 and was rebuilt after a fire in 1934”), and the fire damage was extensive. No injuries were reported from the fire, which RCMP believe to be suspicious…” 

The Grace United Church was established in 1874 and was rebuilt after a fire in 1934. (Lyle Angus-Facebook)

‘Fire destroys 147-year-old church in Lax Kw’alaams First Nation’,
CBC News, Jan. 30, 2021

See also:
Fire Kills On Reserves’:
“A study performed by the federal government in 2011…showed that only 56% of ‘First Nation’ sites across Canada have adequate fire protection. Because of this, fire incidence rates for ‘First Nations’ are 2.4 times higher than for the rest of Canada. ‘First Nations’ residents are also 10 times more likely to die in a house fire…”

Lack of Personal Responsibility Killing Reserve Aboriginals’ (Smoke Alarms):
“In nearly a quarter of residential fires on Manitoba ‘First Nations’ there was no smoke alarm present, according to the latest figures from provincial fire investigators… Those numbers don’t surprise Long Plain ‘First Nation’s Fire Chief, Randy Merrick.
   “It is probably the same thing in our community, where we install a smoke detector and we get called back a year later and there’s no smoke detectors.”



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