It’s been slow progress in efforts to convert the old Stuart Wood Elementary School in Kamloops into a Civic First Nations Cultural Centre.
Mayor Ken Christian met with the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation to update the new band council.
Christian says both sides are waiting for B.C. government to cede title of the building to Kamloops, so the project can continue.
“Everything from a celebration of Shuswap language through to the history of the city of Kamloops and also utilizing those grounds as an outdoor cultural heritage site,” he said.
Christian adds the city has looked at a similar facility in Whistler.
“We did take a look at Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre and we are proposing that we look a little more in-depth look at that.”
No cost has been attached to the renovations, but a study two years ago suggested it would cost about $6-million to bring the 100 year-old building up to code.