Don Rusnak

Your member of parliament for


Thunder Bay-Rainy River

Don Rusnak

Your member of parliament for


Thunder Bay-Rainy River

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Rusnak pleased to see Indigenous Peoples House unveiled in Ottawa

“Putting the Indigenous Peoples House at 100 Wellington Street, in the centre of our nation`s capital, is a powerful symbol of the importance of Indigenous Peoples to this country’s past, present and future. Your government is committed to working with Indigenous Peoples, in a partnership based on respect and co-operation, to redesign and redevelop this new space that is for and by Indigenous Peoples. The Indigenous Peoples House symbolizes a turning point in Canada’s relationship with Indigenous Peoples, and I hope that will serve as a strong foundation for substantial, transformative change.”Don RusnakMember of Parliament for Thunder Bay--Rainy River

Rusnak pleased to see Indigenous Peoples House unveiled in Ottawa

June 22, 2017 – Thunder Bay, ON

Yesterday Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that 100 Wellington Street will now be home to the Indigenous Peoples House, a cultural centre whose exact purposes are to be determined by Indigenous Canadians.

The Government of Canada will work in full partnership with representatives of First Nations, Inuit, and the Métis Nation to determine what the next steps will be in the repurposing of 100 Wellington to ensure it becomes an inclusive space that is in line with the ideas and vision of Indigenous Peoples across Canada.

This centre will be the first building within the Parliamentary precinct that is dedicated exclusively to use by Indigenous Canadians. The location, home to the former American Embassy, is directly across the street from the Canadian Parliament. This symbolizes a concrete indication of this government`s dedication to advancing reconciliation and repairing its relationship with Indigenous peoples, in the heart of the Nation’s capital.

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“Putting the Indigenous Peoples House at 100 Wellington Street, in the centre of our nation`s capital, is a powerful symbol of the importance of Indigenous Peoples to this country’s past, present and future. Your government is committed to working with Indigenous Peoples, in a partnership based on respect and co-operation, to redesign and redevelop this new space that is for and by Indigenous Peoples. The Indigenous Peoples House symbolizes a turning point in Canada’s relationship with Indigenous Peoples, and I hope that will serve as a strong foundation for substantial, transformative change.”

– Don Rusnak, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Rainy River

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