Regina Indian Industrial School Cemetery will become a provincial heritage property
The Saskatchewan government will formally designate the Regina Indian Industrial School Cemetery as a provincial heritage property on Wednesday.
A media advisory sent out by the government says Ken Cheveldayoff, the minister of parks, culture and sport, will make the announcement on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the site on 701 Pinkie Road.
At least 35 students from the residential school were laid to rest on the land west of the city near the intersection of Pinkie Road and the railway. The graves are unmarked. More than 500 Indigenous children attended the school.
The City of Regina granted the cemetery heritage designation in September, 2016.