A Regina Indigenous organization has removed tribute items from the steps of the Legislative Assembly.

The Regina Treaty/Status Indian Services, under the guidance of Elders, honoured the items, which were placed at the Legislative Building earlier this summer as a tribute to the children who were discovered in unmarked graves near residential schools.

“These tribute items represent all those who have been devastated by the findings of unmarked gravesites at residential schools,” First Nations, Métis and Northern Affairs Minister Don McMorris said.

In September, a man and woman were seen on video collecting the items to be placed in the garbage. A Provincial Capital Commission official intercepted the bag and the items were promptly re-displayed at the steps. The government strongly condemned the actions.

The Regina Treaty/Status Indian Services will work with Elders to determine what will be done with the items.