The Jasper Indigenous Exhibit is starting to take shape in front of the Jasper Information Centre
Every aspect of this exhibit has been conceptualized and designed in close collaboration with Indigenous partners. These collaborations took place over more than 30 meetings, where partners decided on the design of the landscaping, walkways, furniture, lighting, the collection of Indigenous artwork, and the commissioning for a bronze eagle sculpture.
Parks Canada is planning to host the grand opening ceremony in 2023.
Honouring the histories and cultures of Indigenous peoples
Since its inception, the Jasper Indigenous Forum (Forum) has called for the creation of an exhibit that gives a place for the recognition of Indigenous peoples who have connections to the lands that make up Jasper National Park.
The exhibit will have something for everyone. At each of the four entrances, there will be panels that will introduce you to the exhibit as well as recognize the displacement of Indigenous peoples from the land that became Jasper National Park. As you stroll down the pathways, you will find 26 storytelling and art panels created and written by Indigenous partners, highlighting the unique and diverse cultures of partner communities. If you want to spend more time in the exhibit, you can relax on a bench and fully immerse yourself within this incredible project that was created by Indigenous partners and Parks Canada with a lot of dedication, passion, and pride.
Parks Canada would like to sincerely thank all the Indigenous Exhibit Working Group members for their immense contributions to this project:
- Bighorn Chiniki Stoney Nation
- Métis Nation British Columbia
- Lac Ste. Anne Métis
- Ermineskin Cree Nation
- Simpcw First Nation
- Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation
- Region 4 – MNA
- Swan River First Nation
- Treaty 8