Regina Indian Industrial School Cemetery Receives Provincial Heritage Status

Late last month the Government of Saskatchewan announced that the Regina Indian Industrial School (RIIS) Cemetery had been designated as Saskatchewan’s 51st Provincial Heritage Property. Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) Vice-Chief Heather Bear said, “Though their names may be lost to us now, by preserving and protecting the lands on which they’re buried, we ensure they will not be forgotten.”

Saskatchewan Now Has A Record Number Of Female Chiefs

According to figures provided by the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) a record number of Saskatchewan First Nations are now led by women. Two of the five FSIN executive members are women and 16 of the provinces 74 chiefs are women. The first post-treaty female chief was in 1954 when 24 year old Gwen O’Soup was chief of the Key Lake First Nation.

By Jason Warick, CBC News Posted: Jul 26, 2017