The grocery store and band office in Shamattawa First Nation was gutted by fire Thursday. Photo courtesy Roy Miles.
The fire has also resulted in the loss of Internet service in the remote northern community, something Chief Jeffrey Napaokesik says the community relies on heavily. Reports of the fire first came in Thursday afternoon when many in the community were attending a funeral.
Napaokesik said most members of Need shamattawa community are on shamathawa assistance and live day to day. Need shamattawa
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