Sunday is the final day that the Walking With Our Angels ceremonial teepee will stand outside the #Saskatchewan legislature in #yqr.

Tristen Durocher and supporters arrived Aug. 1, after a 635-kilometre 28-day suicide prevention walk from Air Ronge.

Here's a look back #Thread
“We’ve lost over 2,300 people since 2005 alone. This is the tip of a very grim iceberg."

At 29.7 people per every 100,000, the suicide rate in northwestern Sask. is nearly three times higher than the Canadian national average of 11/100,000.…
“I was woken up by several men in uniform from the Provincial Capital Commission and the police service."

Overnight into Day 2, the Provincial Capital Commission told Walking With Our Angels their camp violated bylaws.…
On Aug. 5, two provincial ministers meet with Durocher.

Government says it will keep working to implement Saskatchewan Suicide Prevention Plan.

“That’s not good enough to tackle the province with the highest suicide rates per capita in this country."…
We learn later that also on Aug. 5, the Provincial Capital Commission filed a court application against Durocher.

In part, it asks the court to order Durocher and company “vacate and cease occupying the land."…
Nearly one month later, Justice Graeme Mitchell hears arguments from Durocher's lawyer and representation for the provincial government.

The judge reserves his decision for sometime the following week.…
On September 10, #WorldSuicidePreventationDay, two teepees are erected on the east lawn in solidarity with Walking With Our Angels.

Durocher is now more than 40 days into his ceremonial fast.…
On Sept. 11, Justice Mitchell ruled Durocher can stay on the west lawn to finish his hunger strike.

The judge said bylaws don’t provide exemptions for “constitutionally protected political and spiritual expression of the kind at issue in this case.”…
A large crowd surrounds the Walking With Our Angels teepee on the west lawn of the #Saskatchewan legislature.

A feast will be starting shortly to honour the completion of Tristen Durocher’s 44-day ceremonial fast to raise awareness about the high rates of suicide in #Sask. #yqr
Correction: they arrived July 31.
A meal of soup and bannock is being shared by those to celebrate the completion of Durocher’s 44-day fast. #yqr
Justice Graeme Mitchell — who ruled in favour of Durocher staying on the west lawn — is at the event, but not in any official capacity.

He was unexpectedly gifted a Métis sash by Chris Merasty, who walked with Durocher. #yqr #skpoli

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