Many of Saskatchewan's First Nation schools will be honouring the victims of the La Loche, Sask. school shooting with a moment of silence on Friday.
Flags will also be lowered to half-mast in a show of solidarity with the victims.
"It has affected each and every one of us at a different emotional level, so certainly prayers will help the community and the people in the north," said Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations Chief Bobby Cameron.
"The funerals are going to be taking place during the next little while so we need all the prayers that we could get [for] that healing journey," he added.
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A 17-year-old male is facing four charges of first-degree murder and seven counts of attempted murder. An educational assistant and a teacher were killed at La Loche Community School and two young people were killed at another residence.
The moment of silence will take place 9 a.m. CST.