City of Regina postpones National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations

City of Regina events are looking at being postponed or axed in the coming months to limit and prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the community. Among the planned events affected by the virus is National Indigenous Peoples Day.

The city has announced the postponement of National Indigenous Peoples Day slated for June in downtown Regina.

“National Indigenous Peoples Day is a tradition in Regina and it will return,” shared Mayor Michael Fougere in a media release.

“It has been a point of pride to see more people and organizations coming together each year as a community to celebrate and acknowledge the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada.”

The city says their “top priority is the health, safety and well-being of the community and our employees” during the pandemic.

The release added that part of their proactive approach includes working with internal and external partners like the Saskatchewan Health Authority and Ministry of Health. Steps include limiting indoor and outdoor gatherings to no more than 10 people except for families in the same household and where essential public and business services are active.

This would have been the city’s eighth celebration.

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