Pow-wow held in Regina to remember victims of residential school
A dancer at the RIIS pow wow near Regina on Sept. 9, 2018.
Published Sunday, September 9, 2018 4:22PM CST
Several First Nations communities held a pow-wow over the weekend to commemorate the history of the Regina Indian Industrial School.
The pow-wow was held on Saturday and Sunday on Pinkie Road in the west end of the city.
According to organizers, the co-sponsoring First Nations all had students who attended the school.
The RIIS, located west of Regina, was in operation from 1891-1910. There are at least 35 Indigenous or Metis children buried at the cemetery at the school.
Last month, the province designated the cemetery a provincial heritage site.