Weyburn will be partaking in a number of meaningful events next week to recognize Culture Days in Canada, beginning with a Treaty 4 Recognition Ceremony flag-raising on Monday, September 26th at 11:00 a.m.

The Weyburn Community Committee for Truth and Reconciliation has planned the ceremony for months, wherein Chief Connie Big Eagle from the Ocean Man First Nation will be speaking.

It will be held near the Cenotaph just north of City Hall. 

cenoThe streets around City Hall will also be blocked off to ensure enough room for as many people as possible to attend.

"It's an important ceremony, raising the flag, the City of Weyburn recognizing the Treaty," Chair Doug Loden said. "I hope people would come out and show their respect for that, I think that's a step in the right direction for better relations with the First Nations." 

THe Committee is comprised of representatives from the City of Weyburn, Rotary Club of Weyburn, the Weyburn Ministerial, Southeast Newcomer Services, and the Weyburn Police Service."

Loden said Canada's history has seen difficult relations with the First Nations people, "and showing this respect, and growing understanding and appreciation of the First Nations culture and what they've been through, in my mind, that's an important part of of healing that very much needs to take place." 

Read more about what to expect throughout the Culture Days HERE