I just got this picture of the flags in Yukon at half-mast on Wednesday after the attacks on Ottawa.
Canada`s Arctic leaders issued strong statements yesterday during and after the crisis.
Today, reaction, and thanks, continued to flow in from around the North.
Most recently, Terry Audla, the president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), Canada’s national Inuit organization, issued a statement to pay tribute to Corporal Nathan Cirillo, the reservist shot by a gunman while stationed at the National War Memorial.
“On behalf of the Inuit of Canada, we honour the life of Corporal Nathan Cirillo,”Audla said. “His service to Canada and Canadians will forever be remembered. We will keep his family and friends in our prayers during this tragic time and we hope that they find some comfort in knowing that Canadians from even the most remote areas of our country stand with them, saddened by Canada’s loss of a bright, young man.”
ITK’s head office is located in downtown Ottawa and was put on lockdown as events unfolded Wednesday. Audla thanked first responders and security personal for their work in Ottawa.
You can read the rest of Audla’s statement on the ITK website, HERE
Write to Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca