A walk for Fribjon

Eileen Bjornson, Fribjon's mother, and members of the Nak'azdli band have organized a walk from Kwah Hall to the house where he was found.

  • Feb. 8, 2012 6:00 a.m.

A walk  from Kwah Hall to the house where Fribjon Bjornson was found, followed by a candle laying and smudge has been organized by members of Nak’azdli and Eileen Bjornson, Fribjon’s mother.

The walk was organized as a spiritual ritual and as a  protest against violence in the community.

“This is a way for us to say ‘we won’t stand for this violence,” said Bjornson. “We have to come together.”

The walk is open to everyone from Nak’azdli and Fort St. James. Bjornson encourages anyone who can make it to come out because the violence affects everyone in the community.

“This is my son. This could be your son; it could be anyones son,” said Bjornson.

The walk is scheduled to begin at noon on Saturday, February 25, at Kwah Hall.

A memorial for Fribjon is as of yet unscheduled. Preparations for a memorial will begin when the body is returned to the parents.

Fribjon Bjornoson’s body was found in an empty house on the Nak’azdli reserve on February 1. The death has not been ruled as a homicide at this point by the RCMP

The 28 year old, from Vanderhoof, was reported missing on January 21. On January 23 the blue 1990 Chevrolet pickup he was driving was located near Fort St. James.

“Investigators remain in the community and are asking anyone with any information about the disappearance of Fribjon Bjornson and the on-going investigation to please contact police”, says Cpl. Annie Linteau spokesperson for the RCMP in BC. “We are attempting to gather evidence and ascertain the events that lead to Fribjon’s death”.

Just Posted

New Seven Sisters replacement confirmed

Mental health facility will have 25 beds, up from 20 in current facility

Convicted animal abuser to return to B.C. court May 21

Catherine Jessica Adams is facing a breach of probation charge

Gallery: Project Heavy Duty inspires students into it’s 32nd year

The event is a collaboration between SD91 and industry in and around Vanderhoof, Fraser Lake and Fort St. James

Telkwa pot plant application passes review

Cannabis company claims new Health Canada regulations are working in its favour

Madison Scott’s mother hosts event to keep search for her missing daughter alive

Eight years ago, the Vanderhoof teenager disappeared, and the RCMP continue to chase leads

Rescuers finally persuade Eiffel Tower climber to come down

The official said the man was ‘under control and out of danger’ on Monday night

LETTER: Fletcher ‘blurs reality’ on B.C. union public construction

Bridge, highway projects awarded to companies, not unions

Killer of Calgary mother, daughter gets no parole for 50 years

A jury found Edward Downey guilty last year in the deaths of Sara Baillie, 34, and five-year-old Taliyah Marsman

Terrace hospital’s business plan approved

Health Minister’s announcement opens door to construction phase

Federal government funds millions to help B.C. police spot drugged driving

Many police departments have expressed wariness about using the only government-approved roadside test

Judge: Mississippi 6-week abortion ban ‘smacks of defiance’

The new law would prohibit most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected

Oil companies, 24-cent gap between B.C., Alberta to be focus of gas price probe

Premier John Horgan called the spike in gas prices ‘alarming’

Motorcycle deaths spike 50% since 2017

Riders were most likely fatally crash on the weekends compared with the rest of the week

Mother of accused charged in death of Surrey teen girl found in torched SUV

Manjit Kaur Deo charged with ‘accessory after the fact’ in 2017 death of Surrey teen

Most Read