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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Willow Bunch National Day for Truth & Reconciliation 2023


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Willow Bunch Museum and grounds

#8 Edouard Beaupre St

Willow Bunch, SK



Offered in English, French, and Cree.

Wheelchair accessible.


We will begin the day with Prayers by our Métis elder in English and Francophone elder in French followed by an authentic Ceremonial Pipe Ceremony. We invite the public to come and learn the significance and power of the ceremony and join us for some fresh Bannock and homemade jelly, coffee and tea afterwards.

We will have an open house of the Museum throughout the day with local Metis tour guides who will share stories of our early Metis settlers and hand out free “EVERY CHILD MATTERS” wristbands.

After lunch, we will have a Truth and Reconciliation Sharing Circle with guest speakers where everyone is invited to participate and there will be a time for questions and answers.

Oral traditions are the backbone of Indigenous knowledge transfer and storytelling is the method by which much is shared. A Cree storyteller will share her stories and show how to make moss bag dolls. A Local Métis artist will also have a display of his art.

We plan to serve traditional foods, in the morning fresh Bannock and homemade jelly and for lunch we will have Fry Bread Tacos.

All events and meals are free.

The Willow Bunch Metis Local 17 will also be celebrating this day with culture foods, music and jigging, and various culture workshops.



The Willow Bunch Museum & Heritage Society, Inc.

The Willow Bunch Museum is presently located in the heritage building, which was once a convent, originally built for the Sisters of the Cross in 1914. We have been serving the community for 51 years (1972 to present). We are a non-profit charitable organization. Our mission is to collect and preserve artifacts and records of the local history of Willow Bunch and area for the purpose of bilingual education, conservation and research, as well as to develop an awareness of our historical and culturally-diverse past as it relates to the history of Saskatchewan and to promote tourism in our community.

We are open seasonally May 15th to Sept 15th, 7 days per week, from 9-5.


Nichole Lesperance-Gellner