The Justice for our Stolen Children Camp is set to hold a Canada Day powwow in Wascana Park outside of the Regina legislature building.
Robyn Pitawanakwatt, spokesperson for the Justice for our Stolen Children Camp, said she anticipates continued support this Canada Day weekend.
The group of protestors is holding an event Saturday called the Tresspasser’s Powwow: A Pre-Canada Day Celebration.
According to their Facebook event, it will include free hotdogs, arts and crafts and walkabout performances throughout the day.
Pitawanakwatt said the support she’s seen for the camp so far makes her believe no major issues will arise over Canada Day weekend.
“So far we’ve been really good at deescalating any situations,” she said, adding they will continue to do so if anything comes up this weekend by simply talking through misunderstandings.
“I think people are really supportive of this community that’s building and want to be a part of it. I think we’re going to meet a lot of new people, we’re gonna get to see all of the people come together that usually pass in and out of the camp throughout the day and throughout the week,” Pitawanakwatt said.
“We really do want to have a large community of people taking care of each other and that includes anyone,” she said, emphasizing the event isn’t just for Indigenous peoples.
In fact, the Facebook event reads “We support all nations, all genders, all races, all sexualities, all abilities.”
The powwow is from noon to 3 p.m. with a concert performed by local musicians, including Val Halla and Keiran Semple, taking place after.
The camp has a meeting with the provincial government set for July 2, but Pitawanakwatt said she can’t speak yet to whether or not the camp will stay after.
However, Premier Scott Moe said he wants it taken down after the meeting.