Awitgati Longhouse and Cultural Centre to provide programming, services to NB Indigenous community

The Awitgati Longhouse Cultural Centre will soon provide programming and services to the Indigenous community of Fredericton, NB, thanks to new government funding. The centre will offer a variety of programs in wellness, culture, Indigenous knowledge, and skills training. Patsy McKinney, executive director of Under One Sky, explained that the net-zero carbon facility will be “a place that provides a safe space that offers health, social, and cultural services for all ages.” “Our vision also involves creating spaces and opportunities for intercultural dialogue and relationship building,” stated McKinney. “Ultimately, this will be a space that brings people together to celebrate and build community.” The Government of Canada and Government of New Brunswick are each contributing $500K to the construction of the project.