Saturday, 29 June 2019

Backstory to Regina's Indian Industrial School Cemetery

You perhaps saw the story of the cemetery, burial place of about 35 Indigenous children, being handed over to the RIIS Commemorative Association.

What you likely don't know is that Linda Dunsmore-Porter started the process as Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society in the interest of SGS cemetery program. She phoned Regina City Hall to try to find out who owned or was in charge of the abandoned cemetery. They had no clue it existed until that phone call.

Thanks to Brenda Turner for the tip.

1 comment:

Toni said...

people who don't know anything about genealogy writing articles about it.

" erect a memorial to the children who died and, more importantly, a tribute to their descendents "

Dead children don't leave descendants.