Circle of Life Thunderbird House
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Completed: Opened March 2001
The birth and delivery of the concept of the Circle of Life Thunderbird House was born from a meeting of an Elders Council with Architect Douglas Cardinal in 1998 at the Aboriginal Centre. At this meeting, Mr. Cardinal conferred with the Council as to what this building might look like and after a full day of discussions and consultation, Mr. Cardinal submitted his concept of their discussions and consultation two weeks later with a model of what this building might look like. This was presented to the community in the Rotunda of the Aboriginal Centre by Mr. Cardinal The concept and model were enthusiastically accepted by those gathered, of which there were no fewer than 300 people present.