RRC Polytech announces new Indigenous name for Exchange District Campus project

November 17, 2021
Red River College Polytechnic has announced a new Indigenous name for its Exchange District Campus project: Manitou a bi Bii daziigae. The Anishinaabemowin name translates to “where the creator sits and brings light.” As part of the festivities for the building’s official opening, a pipe ceremony was held in the agora of the space to introduce the name to the community, bring spirit and life to the name, and honour the sacred ceremony. Una Swan, Black Eagle Woman, from Fisher River Cree Nation, said that the building was created in a way that honoured Indigenous wishes. “Everything Indigenous people would have wanted done for this building has been done,” said Swan. “It epitomizes the Indigenous community here in Manitoba. So, we’re very excited and proud about this building. You walk in there, you know it’s an Indigenous building.” RRC Polytech | CBC (MB)