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Did you catch our roundup last month of 5 Indigenous sights and monuments around Grande Prairie? Today, in partnership with @T8GP, we’re bringing you 5 more (with little fun facts about each one). How many of these sights did you know were rooted in Indigenous heritage?

1. Plante Family Home: George and Victoria Plante’s basement can be found across from the Grande Prairie Museum, along the east side of the creek. Victoria Calliou was of Iroquois and Cree descent with ancestral ties to the Iroquois people at Caughnawaga, Quebec (Kahnawake) and the distinct Rocky Mountain Indians of Jasper House, Alberta. Her family settled around Flyingshot Lake in the late 1800s.

2. Maskwôtêh playground: The park is inspired by nature, and takes its name from the Cree word for “bear heart”. You can find this park across from Centre 2000, on the other side of Highway 43 down by Bear Creek.

3. Residential School Memorial Bench: This bench was revealed on September 30, 2019 during the annual Orange Shirt Day celebration. Located near the trail system in the heart of Muskoseepi Park, this bench allows visitors a quiet place to sit down and reflect on the effects of Indian Residential Schools.

4. Grant Berg Art Gallery: An Indigenous-owned and operated gallery located on the main floor of 214 Place, the Grant Berg Art Gallery features art from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists. The gallery is truly a contemporary celebration of Indigenous art and business.

5. Muskoseepi Park: Muskoseepi is a Cree word meaning “bear creek”. Muskoseepi Park reveals the rich cultural heritage and natural beauty of our region.

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