A Native American community in the northern U.S. state of Minnesota has begun to bury its dead, five days after a teenager shot to death nine people before killing himself at a local high school.

A circle of drummers participated in the services for Daryl Lussier and his companion, Michelle Sigana, at the Red Lake community center. Mr. Lussier's 16-year-old grandson, Jeff Weise, shot the couple to death on Monday before going to Red Lake High School.

At the school, he killed a security guard, a teacher and five students. Five other students were hospitalized with gunshot wounds.

Another funeral for a 15-year-old student is scheduled later Saturday. Minnesota's governor has declared Monday a day of remembrance for the dead.

Some information for this report provided by AP.