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.”

Government of Canada, Crees of Eeyou Istchee Sign Cree Nation Governance Agreement

Recently, the Agreement on Cree Nation Governance (Governance Agreement) was signed today by the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, for the Government of Canada, and by Grand Chief Dr. Matthew Coon Come for the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)/Cree Nation Government. The Chiefs of the Cree First Nations of Eeyou Istchee also signed the Concurrence to the Governance Agreement.

AFN General Assembly To Discuss Language Revitalization And Human Rights

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says this year’s General Assembly, taking place this week in Regina will be discussing two issues in particular. The major focus he feels will be the revitalization of Indigenous languages and the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Jennifer Ackerman, Regina Leader-Post, Regina Leader~Post 07.27.2017 |