Families are coming together this weekend to support those dealing with missing and murdered Indigenous women, girl and two spirit cases.
YWCA Regina is partnering with them to host a community breakfast Saturday, to share information, support and honour the families and missing members.
YWCA’s Alexis Losie says it’s very important for the families to come together like this. “The breakfast was a way we could allow the community in to understand a little bit about what was going on and in Regina and Saskatchewan, the impact that this situation is having on the families.”
The breakfast will include dancers, drummers, an activity that allows the public to meet the family members and an opportunity to learn more about the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two spirit.
This is also a part of a three-day conference to support families grieving or searching for family members.
Losie says this event was organized by families, for families with the theme “Being Together Gives Us Solace”. “The idea and the concept that just being able to be together is going to help with some of the healing. That is why this gathering is so important, giving people an opportunity, province wide, to come together.”
The conference will be the first time all the families involved in Saskatchewan will meet. There will be counsellors and elders on hand to debrief with people after panel discussions and break out sessions.
About 300 families are expected to attend.
The community breakfast will run from 8-10am at the Atlas Hotel.