Fate of the renowned Manitou Stone still undecided

Many believe stone is sacred, doesn’t belong on display

Chris Stewart
APTN National News

The Manitou Stone is an ancient meteorite, weighing in at 150 kilograms. For many people, the 4-billion year old Manitou Stone is considered to be a sacred object. Some people say you can see the face of creator in it.

The stone was revered by First Nations, but in the 1800’s, it was taken by missionaries and shown across Canada. Until 1972, when it was put on display at the Royal Alberta Museum.

Now that the museum is closed as construction of the new museum continues, some are wondering where the stone will go next.

As Chris Stewart explains, some people don’t think the stone belongs in a museum.

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Chris Stewart has been in the media for 20 years. He has worked at CBC, Global and CTV as a news camera operator and editor. Chris joined APTN in 2012 in the Saskatoon Bureau and moved to APTN Edmonton bureau in 2015 as a Videojournalist.