Métro 2: A sacred site with deep history

A conservation centre dedicated to studying the history of indigenous people and their relationship with nature is expanding to offer year-round opportunities to learn about the concept of Métis culture and traditions. This exhibition space was once home to herds of wild buffalo.

The Métis Crossing Cultural Centre hosted an open house on Tuesday, following several months of extensive renovation work and the installation of new outdoor exhibits. There’s a specific reason for the museum’s name: The site contains mounds and other artefacts including – most interestingly – an ancient trefoil marking a archaeological exploration into the land.

The 44,000-square-foot space was built about 15 years ago, but in that time its building has never felt like the communal space it is today. As a result, the centre saw increasing demand for new exhibits that would celebrate Métis culture.

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