New Town Remembers Shooting Victims | VideoJulie Leonardi | 11/19/2012
Individuals gathered at the Northern Lights Community Center for their annual Thanksgiving dinner. Because of Sunday`s events, the dinner morphed into a vigil to remember the victims of the tragedy.
Members of the Tribal Business Council spoke and asked for a moment of silence.
“When a tragedy happens like this, it kind of breaks something within a community, and this is a show of healing and unity bringing back what was broken,” said Reservation Chairman Tex Hall.
Carson Hood, a New Town resident, was happy to see the community come together, even though it was under terrible circumstances. “It’s unfortunate we have a tragedy happen on our reservation but it’s also a warm feeling [to see everyone here].”
The Tribal Business Council wanted to stress that the community is safe, and everyone should do their best to move forward.