Edmonton’s mayor wants to turn the Royal Alberta Museum's former home into a national centre to celebrate indigenous heritage.

“We are a capital city in this country and yet we do not have a national institution which many of the other capital cities do,” said Mayor Don Iveson at the Canadian Urbanism Planning Summit on Saturday, the Edmonton Journal reported.

He added that it would be an excellent way to "tangibly express a commitment to reconciliation."

Iveson asked Edmonton residents for feedback on Twitter, and response was enthusiastic.

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