Panorama15Round House

KHC-Powwow72Through the guidance of Rainy River First Nation Elders the roundhouse has been designed using traditional architecture that have been passed on for generations.

The nine sides of the structure embodies clans, families and community. It’s appearance represents Ojibway beliefs that all that is circular is good. Inside you will find a sculpture of the sacred eagle, a vision of an elder in the community. It is said that the vision came to the elder in a message from the creator. Four cedar poles in the center of the Round House signify four directions. While a round earthen floor allow dancers to touch Mother Earth.

Envisioned as a place that the community may rediscover its culture, the Round House has become a place for everyone to share and to learn.