Story by Branden Harder Regina Leader Post
Janine Windolph, right, Gene Makowsky, Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport, at centre, and land owner Nadeem Islam unveil a plaque marking the Regina Indian Industrial School Cemetery on Pinkie Road as provincial heritage property.
After a two-year journey for advocates seeking heritage recognition, the Regina Indian Industrial School cemetery has a plaque commemorating the dozens of children who died and were buried near the residential school site.
The plaque was unveiled near the cemetery Tuesday morning to the delight of Janine Windolph, the advocate who began the push for the cemetery’s commemoration and past president of the Regina Indian Industrial School Commemorative Association.
“I look at my own kids and think about what it would be like if they weren’t acknowledged,” she said. “That brings great sadness and that’s why I continued the work here, so I feel that I don’t have to worry about them being...Read More