It’s slow but progress is being made in trying to convert the old Stuart Wood School in downtown Kamloops to a First Nations museum and cultural centre.
Mayor Ken Christian told a joint meeting with the Tk’emlúps First Nation the first step is to design what a such a facility might look like.
“We have got to the stage where we are looking at employing a graphic artist.”
Chief Fred Seymour says one of the big issues will be to remove the asbestos.
“We are here to work together to educate everyone on the culture and tradition of Tk’emlúps plus also to educate where Kamloops started from.”
A city study suggested it would take up to $6 million to bring the century old brick building up to code, but city officials suggest the price tag could be much less with the proper design and space allocation.