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Chiefs from the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations meet with Tristen Durocher at the Walking with our Angels site on the legislature grounds. (CTV Regina)
REGINA -- A Regina judge is to hear a request from the Saskatchewan government today for the removal of a young man s teepee from the legislature s lawn.
Provincial lawyers filed an application to the Court of Queen s Bench seeking a court order to have Tristen Durocher s camp forced out of Wascana Park.
The 24-year-old Indigenous man walked more than 600 kilometres to Regina from a community in northern Saskatchewan to call for legislative action to address high suicide rates in the region.
Durocher, who is on a tea fast until mid-September, says grieving families have been coming to the site.
Court documents filed by the province say the man doesn t have a permit and that overnight camping and fires are prohibited in the park.
The documents say Durocher has been made aware of the rules and Regina police won t enforce them without a court order.