Regina executive committee approves funding for Miyo-wîcîwitowin Day

A day to recognize truth and inspire action as received funding from the City of Regina.

Miyo-wîcîwitowin Day received a $50,000 commitment from the City.

The first-of-its-kind event is being held at Mosiac Stadium on September 29, bringing over 10,000 high school students and over 5,000 business leaders and members of the public together.

The program will include survivor stories, music, dance, keynote speakers, and a presentation and action to advance the 94 calls to action recommended by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Cadmus Delorme, the Cheif of the Cowessess First Nation, said that the day marks the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation.

“We are going to bring truth and reconciliation into an environment that is supportive, that is shoulder to shoulder, and it is going to have all walks of life, generation from generation,” he said. “This day is to show the pride of indigenous people to speak the truth and to show our support in what reconciliation can mean in our city and province.”

The event is expected to cost $400,000, with a quarter of the funding coming from grants, including $50,000 requested from the City and another $50,000 in grant funding from the provincial and federal governments.

Executive committee unanimously approved the proposal, with City Council now having to make the final decision next week during its meeting on August 17.

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