The City of Regina is planning to erect a monument or statute to commemorate the Final Report from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

“We’re going to work with Indigenous leaders, community elders, members of council and the public on what that would look like. We are in this case making a symbolic gesture to have reconciliation be a central pillar for the city,” Mayor Michael Fougere said.

The idea for the monument came from the Committee on Reconciliation Regina and was adopted by the city.

“The Committee wanted to have the statue of some sort designed that would state that we are as a community very concerned with what’s in the report and how we can heal the community,” explained Fougere.

The concept is in the early stages as there is not a design or location.

City Council voted unanimously Monday night to a motion which tasked officials to report back by next fall with potential actions and initiatives which could be undertaken to address the Calls to Justice contained in the Final Report.

(Photo: City of Regina municipal building. Courtesy of Facebook)