Métis Cultural Centre

Métis Cultural Centre

What is the Metis Cultural Center?

The MMCC is envisioned as an ‘Infinity River’ that circulates from the earth and crosses back over itself defining two large gathering spaces. The long straight section that houses most of the program is oriented E-W for optimal solar gain, with the Main Public Entrance in a double height atrium at the Nexus. On the west side, the Infinity Loop spirals upwards reaching for the Northern Lights — Wawatay — ancestors that dance in circles in the sky. This creates an indoor Fire Circle with an outdoor View Terrace perched above. On the east side, the loop defines a gently stepping 500 seat outdoor amphitheatre for concerts and events. Both ends of the Infinity River emerge from the ground with ramps that bring visitors over the green roof of the building on an interpretive promenade with views to key moments in the Métis story and a forest of solar panels.

Environmental Features

  • The MMCC is seeking to revitalize culture, be the first Zero Carbon Building in Fort McMurray
  • Incorporating environmentally safe solar power technology

Public Entrance

  • The Main Public Entrance is a two-story skylit Atrium housing the Reception and Art Gallery.
  • To the west is the Theater, where visitors can be immersed in a short film to contextualize a visit to the Museum
  • The east side houses the Museum to educate visitors on the history and way of life of the Métis of Northern Alberta

Community Entrance

  • Community Wing of Multi-Use Spaces intended to facilitate the transmission of traditional knowledge and culture
  • Teaching Kitchen and Wellness Space intended to facilitate the transmission of traditional knowledge and culture
  • Office Suites for the future self government of McMurray Métis and its allied agencies

Media Gallery

Check out these concept drawings of The Métis Cultural Center. It is the first of its kind representing and displaying Métis heritage with new age design.  The MCC is seeking to revitalize culture, be the first Zero Carbon Building in Fort McMurray and regenerate the degraded site to become a hub of biodiversity and a cultural landscape. The Métis Cultural Center will be one of the most important achievements in our history joining heritage and culture with new age business environment with museum feel.

Donor List

The McMurray Metis Local #1935 would like to acknowledge the generous donors who have contributed to the Metis Cultural Center.

Eagle Donors

$10 million+
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Alberta Government

Mark Hamill

Joanne Smith

Alberta Government

Mark Hamill

Joanne Smith

Alberta Government

Mark Hamill

Joanne Smith

Buffalo Donors

$5 million+
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Alberta Government

Mark Hamill

Joanne Smith

Alberta Government

Mark Hamill

Joanne Smith

Alberta Government

Mark Hamill

Joanne Smith

Bear Donors

$1 million+
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Alberta Government

Mark Hamill

Joanne Smith

Alberta Government

Mark Hamill

Joanne Smith

Alberta Government

Mark Hamill

Joanne Smith

Wolf Donors

$500,000+
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Alberta Government

Mark Hamill

Joanne Smith

Alberta Government

Mark Hamill

Joanne Smith

Alberta Government

Mark Hamill

Joanne Smith

Moose Donors

$100,000+
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Alberta Government

Mark Hamill

Joanne Smith

Alberta Government

Mark Hamill

Joanne Smith

Alberta Government

Mark Hamill

Joanne Smith

Beaver Donors

$50,000+
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Alberta Government

Mark Hamill

Joanne Smith

Alberta Government

Mark Hamill

Joanne Smith

Alberta Government

Mark Hamill

Joanne Smith

Fox Donors

$10,000+
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Alberta Government

Mark Hamill

Joanne Smith

Alberta Government

Mark Hamill

Joanne Smith

Alberta Government

Mark Hamill

Joanne Smith

Raven Donors

$5,000+
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Alberta Government

Mark Hamill

Joanne Smith

Alberta Government

Mark Hamill

Joanne Smith

Alberta Government

Mark Hamill

Joanne Smith

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