LILLOOET, B.C. - Members of a First Nation in British Columbia's Interior sounded drums and chanted songs, as they grappled with a violent attack that only hours earlier injured 10 people and left the suspect dead.

But the small crowd, gathered Wednesday night near the entrance of the Bridge River Band Office, located about nine kilometres northwest of Lillooet, B.C., was moved not by anger but a deeper spiritual purpose, Chief Susan James told reporters.