AFN National Chief in Saskatchewan for Tour at Royal Saskatchewan Museum and National Circle of Ceremony and Healing for Our Spirits Day

Published: Mar 17, 2017News

March 15, 2017 

(Regina, SK) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde, Treaty 4 chiefs and historian John S. Milloy will be making a visit to view the Chief Paskwa Pictograph at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum on March 16, 2017 at 9:40 a.m. 

There will be a photo opportunity as well as an opportunity for members of the media to speak with National Chief Bellegarde. 

The Chief Paskwa Pictograph is an important piece of First Nations history. It is a two-panel graphite drawing that depicts the only known historical Indigenous perspective of Treaty Four. The visit will be led by Evelyn Siegfried, Curator. 

On Friday, National Chief Bellegarde will travel to Fort Qu’Appelle to participate in the National Circle of Ceremony and Healing for Our Spirits, a day of prayer and ceremony to bring peace and healing in the face of the ongoing national suicide crisis facing First Nations people. 

As part of this national event, the AFN is asking Indigenous peoples and all Canadians to participate in the National Circle on March 17th by praying or performing ceremonies according to their own beliefs, faiths and customs. The intention is to inspire youth to embrace life. 


The AFN is the national organization representing First Nations citizens in Canada. Follow AFN on Twitter @AFN_Updates.



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