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A former Hudson’s Bay store given to Winnipeg Indigenous group – Canada’s National Observer

April 22nd 2022

One of the landmark stores formerly run by the Hudson’s Bay Co. is about to undergo a major transformation in the name of reconciliation with Indigenous people.

The company’s six-storey, 655,000-square-foot building in downtown Winnipeg is being given to the Southern Chiefs Organization, which represents 34 First Nations communities in Manitoba.

The site will be transformed to include almost 300 affordable housing units, a museum, an art gallery and restaurants.

There are also plans for a health centre that will embrace both western and traditional medical practices.

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