We’re learning more about attack that sent several people to hospital from a band office earlier this week near Lillooet.
The coroner has identified the alleged attacker as 22-year-old David Allan Patrick James.
In a statement Friday, Bridge River Band Chief Susan James says the band had been trying to find him stable housing and a way to pay rent.
She says he had “complex social and health needs” that staff did not have the resources or training to deal with.
Other First Nations chiefs, including Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, are now slamming the Harper government for a lack of funding and “racist policies.”