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A welcoming place for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people
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  • Our new Indigenous Traditional Room is a welcoming place for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to gather. It will feature local Indigenous artwork, ceremonial drums, blankets, and sacred medicines. There will also be teachings by the in-house Elder and Land-Based Navigator.

    The room is a respectful area for guests to meet with an Elder or Traditional Teacher, ask questions about Indigenous Culture and ceremonies, and hear stories about Indigenous Ways of Knowing.

    The Traditional Room symbolizes the heartbeat of cultural learning by providing opportunities for guests to learn and appreciate First Nation, Metis & Inuit Peoples on Treaty 6 Territory.

Indigenous Traditional Room

Included with Science Centre Admission

Indigenous Traditional Room

Included with Science Centre Admission

Indigenous Traditional Room

Included with Science Centre Admission

F.A.Q

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is a Traditional Room?

Traditional rooms are a safe and respected place for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to talk to an Elder or Traditional Teacher. Guests can ask questions about Indigenous Culture, hear stories and teachings from Elders and Traditional People about Indigenous Ways of Knowing. This is a valuable resource room located in the heart of the Science Centre for our Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities to experience. Further, the Traditional Room is a sacred place for our Indigenous families and visitors to experience and be proud of as they enjoy the science programming and exhibits.

2. What will be inside the Traditional Room?

The Traditional Room will display local Indigenous artwork, ceremonial drums and blankets and other traditional resources that represent First Nation, Metis & Inuit Peoples. In addition, the room will have traditional medicines and sacred objects used by Elders in ceremony. There will be a comfortable seating area where staff and visitors can meet with on-site Elder Gilman Cardinal and guest Elders along with other Traditional People who visit the Science Centre.

3. How can you visit the Traditional Room?

Unlike the hands-on teaching program space in the Nature Exchange, the Traditional Room is more for gathering, meeting, and sharing. The Traditional Room will be available when one of the Indigenous Education staff or Elders are present. If anyone has questions, they can go to the box office and make inquiries about the operating hours of the room.

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