EDMONTON - The head of the Assembly of First Nations is speaking out about the brutal assault of a six-year-old aboriginal girl near Edmonton.
National Chief Perry Bellegarde says everyone has a role to play in ending violence against First Nations women and girls.
He calls what happened shocking and sad.
The six-year-old girl from Paul First Nation was attacked last weekend.
A spokesman for the band says she remains in hospital with serious injuries.
James Clifford Paul, who is 21, was arrested on a nearby reserve and faces charges of attempted murder, aggravated sexual assault and kidnapping.
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