On September 10 the Aboriginal and Workers of Colour Committee of Unifor Local 1-S erected a teepee on the east lawn of the Saskatchewan legislature in Regina. Led by Unifor activists Janna Pratt, Cathy Sapergia, and Don Wren, the event was designed to hold cultural teachings, including instructions on how to set up a teepee and a Cree language class. Elder Brenda Dubois also led participants through the meaning of the poles in teepees.
"Our goal is to do our part to advance reconciliation by helping Unifor members in Regina learn more about Indigenous heritage and teachings," said Wren.
The Local 1-S teepee joined two others on the legislature lawn. One has been standing since July 31 as part of the Walking with our Angels camp. Organized by Tristen Durocher, the campaign aims to raise awareness about the suicide epidemic, especially in Northern Saskatchewan. Durocher walked from Air Ronge to Regina to begin his protest at the legislature, where he began a 44-day fast that ended September 13.