The historic Fort Chipewyan Roman Catholic Church, the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary burned down on August 25, in Edmonton, Alberta, reports Edmonton Journal. The fire is being investigated as suspicious at this time. By the time Alberta RCMP along with firefighters and the Alberta Forestry arrived the whole of the Church had been burned with nothing left standing but the rectory. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, however, the RCMP will be looking into this matter foremost. The Church was erected in 1909, and owned by the Mikisew Cree First Nation. In 1998 it became a heritage site and later in 2006 it became a national historic site. A statement released by Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Chief, Adam Allan, says that the destruction of the Church, “was uncalled for” as reported by CTV News Edmonton. With the destruction of the Church comes the inability for the practising Catholics of the area to attend mass or have a place of worship to go to.