AlgomaU receives $5M boost for Makwa Waakaa’igan project

Algoma University has received a $5M boost from the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund to support the development of the Makwa Waakaa’igan project, which will serve as a centre of cultural excellence, Truth and Reconciliation, learning, and healing. The $43.3M Makwa Waakaa’igan project will serve a variety of purposes, such as becoming a centre for sharing global Indigenous practices; housing the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre (SRSC) archives and Indigenous teachings; and housing the new Mental Health and Addictions Research and Training Institute, which will be established in partnership with NOSM University. Construction on Makwa Waakaa’igan is scheduled to begin in 2024.

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