Exhibit chronicling Indigenous life in Muskoka opens in Gravenhurst

By Sam Laskaris  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter An Indigenous-curated exhibit is part of a new multi-million-dollar gallery that has been added to the Muskoka Discovery Centre. For the past five years the centre, located in Gravenhurst, Ont., has been undergoing a massive 12,000-square foot addition. The expansion project, which is costing a total of $9 million, consists of three parts. The entire project is dubbed “The Muskoka Story: A Microcosm of Canada.” One of the new exhibits is titled “Misko-Aki: Confluence of Cultures.” The exhibit was curated by a circle of Elders, as well as Indigenous scholars and linguists representing Huron-Wendat, Anishinaabek, Metis and Haudenosaunee people. Misko-Aki, which totals about 3,000-square foot, provides a look at the Indigenous people who have lived in the Muskoka area for more than 10,000…

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