URegina receives traditional Buffalo Winter Count Robe

April 20, 2022
The University of Regina has received a traditional Buffalo Winter Count Robe from knowledge keeper and creator Wayne Goodwill. Goodwill is from Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation and is one of the last known robe painters in Saskatchewan. The robe is painted with the story of the plains First Nations people in Saskatchewan over the last 200 years, and will be used in teaching and to support truth and reconciliation at the university. Goodwill began painting the robe last spring and put more than 50 hours into creating the piece, which will live in the Office of Indigenous Engagement. “The stories embedded in this robe help expose the truth of Canada’s colonial past and the impact on the original inhabitants of this land,” said URegina AVP (Indigenous Engagement) Lori Campbell. “These stories are also a celebration of the remarkable strength and perseverance of those who have gone before us, those who are walking with us, and those who will come after us.” URegina | CBC | Regina Leader-Post (SK)