URegina receives traditional Buffalo Winter Count Robe

April 12, 2022
The University of Regina has received a traditional Buffalo Winter Count Robe from knowledge keeper and creator Wayne Goodwill of the Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation. The robe is painted with the story of Indigenous experience from precolonial to present times. Goodwill, who is one of the last known robe painters in Saskatchewan, started painting the robe in spring 2021 and completed it in November. URegina will be using it to further truth and reconciliation through education. “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 (SK)