Condolences to the families of Jake Sansom and Morris Cardinal from the Métis Nation of Alberta.
Like so many in our community, we were devastated to hear of
the deaths of Jacob Sansom and Morris Cardinal last weekend. Jacob and his
uncle Morris were loving, generous men and the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA)
mourns with the families they leave behind. Our deepest condolences to Jacob’s
wife Sarah and their three children and to Morris’s three stepchildren and five
grandchildren. Our hearts are with you all.
Jacob and Morris were hunting in the Glendon area to help
provide food for family members after Jacob lost his job due to corona-virus
layoffs. They were out on the land, doing what any Métis would do in a time of
need. Both were MNA citizens and registered Métis Harvesters, exercising their
inherent right and doing so responsibly and sustainably.
Yesterday, the RCMP charged one man with two counts of
second-degree murder. He will be brought to justice for his horrific, senseless
The MNA is in contact with Jacob and Morris’s families to
provide immediate financial support during this unimaginably difficult time.