Residents believe fire that destroyed cabins on sacred Indigenous land was deliberately set – CTV Atlantic News

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 201950 Views

March 12, 2019

Firefighters still don’t know who or what started destructive fires on sacred land at Cape Breton’s Potlotek First Nation. More than a dozen cabins on Chapel Island burned to the ground on the weekend.

While the RCMP have not said yet how the fires started, residents believe it was deliberate.

Quentin Doucette still can’t believe what he saw early Monday morning: 14 cabins all on fire and later destroyed on an island his community holds sacred.

“I’m very surprised — in the middle of winter — to have a fire on the island when there’s no obvious reason why there should be,” said Doucette, Potlotek’s deputy fire chief.

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