Drugs at the root of violence on the First Nation where 19 year old was murdered

Drugs are at the root of violence in the Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba where a 19-year old girl was beaten to death.

Brittany Hobson
APTN National News
Drugs are at the root of violence in the Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba where a 19-year old girl was beaten to death.

That’s according to some members of the community 120 km northeast of Winnipeg.

RCMP have arrested two young people for the killing of Serena McKay who was identified on social media.

[email protected]

Reporter / Winnipeg

Brittany joined the APTN news team in October 2016. She is Ojibway and a member of the Long Plain First Nation in Manitoba. Before coming to APTN, she graduated with a joint degree in communications from the University of Winnipeg and Red River College.

12 thoughts on “Drugs at the root of violence on the First Nation where 19 year old was murdered

  1. This report is bogus.

    This report digusts me.

    This was not drug related. This young woman wss liked by a young man who had a gf. She and her friends became angry. This is about a boy.

    Ive seen it before here in winnipeg. One young girl kills another for a boy. Its disgusting.

    Aptn u dhould be ashamed. This report is so false its not funny.

    The vivtim is from winnipeg and was trying to escape drugs and violence to make her life better. Little did she know how it really was on the rez. Tjats what happened.

  2. Drugs were not the reason she was murdered. Fuckin ppl need to get their facts straight especially cbcnews and aptn now!! Drugs were the reason the last two people who died in sakgeeng were murdered . not my sisters death!! I am her brother. I know that drugs had nothing to do with it. It was the parents fault for not supervising their underage children and letting them drink. If anything. Blame alcohol. Take this article down because it is not true. Please

    1. Alcohol is the biggest legal drug around and has been taking our people for years introduce to our communities for land grabs and the extinction of our culture. Parenting was lost when our children were taking away and our grandmothers and grandfathers lost their roles in our community . Too many losses , Thank you big brother, nothing can take away your pain….I will pray for you as we all mourn the stolen life of your beautiful sister. Be strong, changes will come only from your truth. Love and white lights from this grandmother to you .

    2. @Bigbrotherj I believe you dude… the news/media agencies always try to misinform the public on what really happened…

      In the video I watched, the live stream, it looked like they were all drunk and alcohol seemed to be a large factor as to why anything happened at all.. My condolences.. 🙁

    3. Condolences to you and your family. I can tell you now all the way from Australia. The world is mourning your loss. She is such a beautiful young girl. Many of us are following updates in hope that Serenity will get justice. Sending our love and respect.

    4. I’m so sorry this happened to your sister. I’m devastated and heartbroken for her and you and your family. This has left me in shock. Your sister also resembles my daughter which scares me even more. I’ve left many comments on Serenas Instagram under thejoespizza. I wish to God I could have been there to save her from those animals! Or she had a fun to shoot them. Why havent thkse otger guys been arrested? God bless you and your family. Please send my condolences to your mother and father.

    5. I am so sorry that happened to your beautiful sister. I’m heartbroken and in shock. She looks just like my daughter. I wish to God I had been there to stop those animals. I haven’t been the same since I saw that evil video and those demonic people. God bless you and your family. Please send my condolences to your parents.

Comments are closed.