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Regina moves to adopt Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations

REGINA – Regina City Council is planning to commemorate a residential school cemetery off Pinkie Road as one way to meet recommendations made by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).

“We want to see some action taken on that fairly quickly,” Mayor Michael Fougere said.

It was decided in Tuesday’s city council meeting that city administrators will work on a report throughout the year on how Regina can best meet recommendations set out in the TRC.

Another key area included looking at infusing the city’s cultural plan with First Nations and Aboriginal art.

Ivy Kennedy, a residential school survivor applauds the city’s decision but said there’s still more to be done for First Nations communities.

“We not only have a lot of poverty issues, we have HIV issues in North Central,” Kennedy said. “We have health conditions, we have gang issues, (and) we have children going hungry on a daily basis.”

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