SHINGWAUK KINOOMAAGE GAMIG
Location Anishnaabek Discovery Centre, Sault Ste Marie ON
Client Shingwauk Education Trust
Type New Construction
Size 20,000 ft2
Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig (Teaching Lodge) is a combined education, research, and cultural centre. It holds classrooms and administrative offices, as well as a large student lounge, café, art gallery and performing arts space.
A special state-of-the-art space, environmentally controlled libraries and archives are located in the heart of the structures. These spaces will eventually be the new home to the National Chiefs Library which is currently housed in Ottawa. The roof above the library and resource room is crafted from spruce. That dome is modelled after the teaching lodge which stood in the Anishinaabe communities for thousands of years.