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Story of Delena Lefthand Dixon

Delena Lefthand Dixon, a 20-year-old mother, was shot and killed in August 2008 in Maskwacis (formally called Hobbema), a community about 100 kilometers south of Edmonton, Alberta, that is home to four First Nations.


Someone fired a bullet through the wall of a home where Lefthand, her one-year-old baby and a group of other girls were gathered. RCMP have said she was likely an unintended victim of gang violence in the community; Dixon had no gang connections.