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.