Levi Rickert, editor-in-chief in Entertainment. Discussion »
This photograph was taken on Thursday night at the candlelight vigil held in the parking lot of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan's Tribal Operations building.
Justine Hayward, Christina Oshawabine and Marian Oshawabine (l to r)
Among the Hundreds Supporting the Chamberlain Family
A crowd of several hundred gathered to show their support to the Chamberlain-Francis families, who had just hours before the candlelight vigil learned four year old Carnel Chamberlain's body had been recovered.
Several people spoke, who offered words of words of encouragement such as Melissa Montoya, one of the organizers of the community event and who serves as education director of the Tribe.
"We came here for a common purpose to help support, encourage and pray to send prayers while the family grieves and there are a lot of people here grieving because this was a young person from our community and when it is one of our own, it impacts us all. Whether knew him, whether never met him,"
The evening, filled with Indian drumming, singing and praying, culminated into a night of mourning. The sadness on the reservation was met with a sense of strength and unity as the crowd dispersed.
This Photo the Week features, from left to right: Justine Hayward, Christina Oshawabine and Marian Oshawabine and was first seen in the June 29th story Community Shows Strength in Time of Tragedy After 4 Year Old's Body Found.
posted June 30, 2012 8:40 am edt