Portage opens Waniskah ᐊᐧᓂᐢᑲᐦ Cultural Space

Portage College has officially opened Waniskah ᐊᐧᓂᐢᑲᐦ, a new Cultural Space at the Lac La Biche campus. The space will provide a welcoming and safe environment for learning and healing for Indigenous and non-Indigenous individuals. The centre includes a Mikiwahp concept (tipi) art installation comprised of four poles and a hand-painted liner that was raised during a ceremony. The space was created through collaboration between community members, students, Elders, artists, and staff. “They brought the vision to reality and it’s an amazingly beautiful space,” said Portage VP of Student and College Services Bev Moghrabi. “You can feel the combined efforts and pride that has gone into its creation.” The space will be blessed through a pipe ceremony.

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