On Wednesday, Parliamentary Secretary Marco Mendicino was welcomed into Sault Ste. Marie by MP Terry Sheehan.
Marco Mendicino, Parliamentary Assistant to the Federal Minister of Infrastructure has began a tour of Ontario, with visits in Toronto and Timmins before his arrival in Sault Ste. Marie.
His visit in the Sault consisted of three stops including the city’s soon to be demolished McMeeken Community Centre and the Stormwater Management Pond, but media was invited to an updated look at the Anishinaabek Discovery Centre.
As per shingwauku.com: “The ADC’s signature feature is a state-of-the-art library, archives, and gallery designed to provide a repository for Indigenous-created information and Indigenous-related research and scholarship within an accredited, culture-based, Indigenous-controlled, post-secondary environment.”
The centre is a $12 million dollar project of Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig. SKG is one of Ontario’s nine Aboriginal Institutes, which are part of Ontario’s post-secondary education sector created by the Indigenous Institutes Act in 2017.