A shooting at Saskatchewan High School has Americans asking themselves “Hey, I thought Canada had gun control”, and also “where exactly is Saskatchewan”–a question many people in Central Canada might have difficulty asking. For the record, Saskatchewan is north of Montana and North Dakota, is bigger than both because there are only ten provinces in Canada, and has a population of a little over a million, about 12 percent of whom are Canadian Indians. (Also known as Native Canadians, and–the current official term–“First Nations.”)
…A similar massacre occurred in on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in Minnesota in 2005. In a story I wroted called Of The “Thirty Deadliest” Shooters, At Least A Dozen Are Not White Males, I had teenaged Chippewa gunman Jeff Weise on my list.