Roundhouse Auditorium at Manitou a bi Bii daziigae

June 21, 2022

“When you walk in here, you see all of the light, and you feel that positive energy. I think that’s what attracts all people, but in particular, Indigenous people.”

Miss Una Swan, Elder-in-Residence, RRC Polytech

RRC Polytech celebrated the official opening of the new Roundhouse Auditorium at Manitou a bi Bii daziigae. 

The space includes stunning artwork by Anishinaabe/Nêhiyaw/British artist KC Adams. The piece, titled Morning Star, is embedded within the floor and designed to bring people together to learn and innovate. 

Morning Star celebrates traditional Indigenous technologies such as birch bark, which KC Adams featured prominently in the design. The bark is arranged in a pattern that represents new beginnings — “the first star you see in the morning, the star that guides us.” 

This piece also recognizes each of the Indigenous groups in Treaty One Territory, where RRC Polytech’s Winnipeg campuses are located. 

The Roundhouse will be used for events, ceremonies and collaborative learning. 

This project is in joint venture with NumberTEN Architectural Group.