OWZW is Committed to Community

One of our senior partners, Perry D. Erhardt, Q.C., acts as pro bono counsel advising the RIIS (Regina Indian Industrial School) Commemorative Association Inc., and recently helped them with a land transfer from the federal government and RCMP to ensure that the sacred land holding the bodies of dozens of Indigenous children would remain in the care of the RIIS Commemorative Association. The cemetery lands were previously designated as heritage properties. The land transfer to RIIS represents an important step in the path to reconciliation, and ensures that the memories of the children and the impact of the industrial school will not be forgotten. Our firm is honoured to have played a small part in these events, and we are committed to the journey toward reconciliation.

For more information about the work of the RIIS Commemorative Association, please feel free to explore the following links: