The National Residential School Museum is holding an open house event this afternoon, December 14th, to bring further awareness to their cause.
Lorraine Daniels, the museum’s Executive Director, says that educating the public about the past of residential schools is crucial to moving forward.
The open house will take place from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. and have free tours during the day.
The Executive Director shares that although the museum has been open since 2018 they have faced some roadblocks.
“We closed for about a year-and-a-half due to COVID, and we reopened in 2020.”
She says that this open house is a free event that anyone can attend, featuring delegates from the province, surrounding First Nations and Portage la Prairie.
“We also have the young drum group that’s going to be here. They’ll be singing through the day, and they’re from the Long Plain First Nation.”
Daniels notes that they’re hoping to be a major attraction for tourism in this area and to partner with other tourist organizations.