Tristen Durocher vows to remain in Wascana Park until planned end of ceremonial fast on Sept. 13 – CBC

Tristen Durocher vows to remain in Wascana Park until planned end of ceremonial fast on Sept. 13 – CBC

by ahnationtalk on August 11, 2020104 Views

Durocher, 24, wants Saskatchewan government to improve its plan to address province’s high rates of suicide

Aug 11, 2020

A Métis man engaging in a ceremonial fast from a teepee site in Regina’s Wascana Park said he’s expected in court Thursday to argue for his right to continue protesting in the park.

Tristen Durocher, 24, recently walked 639 kilometres from Air Ronge to Regina with his friend Chris Merasty and began a hunger strike in the park last week. Durocher wants the Saskatchewan government to mount a legislated suicide plan. He said the province’s current Pillars for Life plan lacks teeth because it’s not entrenched in law.

Durocher met at the park Monday with Minister of Rural and Remote Health Warren Kaeding and Minister of First Nations, Métis and Northern Affairs Lori Carr. He said he also invited Premier Scott Moe but that Moe didn’t show up.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/suicide-awareness-hunger-strike-tristen-durocher-1.5681532

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