A feasibility report on the proposed site for a multi-purpose cultural center in Kahnawake has found the site to be ‘viable’ for building. The report assessing the site – adjacent to the Kahnawake Survival School – was submitted to the Kanien’keháka Onkwawén:na Raotitióhkwa Language and Cultural Center (KORLCC) at the end of August.
“The next steps are, first off, to review the study and to begin looking at funding for the for the capital costs for the future building,” said Lisa Phillips. Phillips is the Public Program Supervisor at the KORLCC.
Phillips said consultation with the community will take place to determine whether or not the building will be constructed on the site.
“We’re not saying the building will be put on that proposed site, it may be, but it’s dependent on the consultation and approval of the community for that site.”
The proposed building would hold a Cultural Center, Museum & Theatre.
Results of the study will be presented to the Turtle Island Theatre Board of Directors, the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke and to the community.