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Work: First Nation & Metis

Since the 1980’s, we have collaborated with First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and urban Indigenous communities and have given rise to a transparent and deeply respectful design process that is rooted in the interconnectedness of people, nature, and life. We have most recently connected with Indigenous communities in the Edmonton area to co-create Canada’s first urban Indigenous spiritual site, Kihciy Askiy. Our experience co-creating with communities spans myriad Treaty areas, including Treaty 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 9, as well as communities across northern Canada, including Métis Crossing, the Lubicon Lake Band, Saddle Lake, Kehewin, Frog Lake, Kwanlin Dun First Nation, and Salt River First Nation, among others. We design schools, health and healing centres, cultural and gathering hubs, memorials, and lodgings that uniquely suit each climate and cultural context. Our design process invites Elders, youth and leadership to share in the development and success of each project, creating opportunities for contribution and maximizing the engagement of local workers, trades, and materials producers, to bring to life projects that are regenerative for the earth and its communities.

picture of Aahsaopi School
picture of Saddle Lake - Onchaminahos Elementary School
picture of Lubicon Lake Band - Community Infrastructure
picture of EIA Indigenous Interpretive Centre
picture of Métis Crossing Boutique Lodge
picture of Northern Lakes College High Prairie Campus HUB
picture of Kihciy Askiy Sacred Earth Ceremonial Site
picture of Lethbridge Indigenous Cultural Centre
picture of Métis Crossing Gathering Centre
picture of Kwanlin Dun Community Hub and Admin Building
picture of Salt River First Nation Multipurpose Facility
picture of Peguis K4–12 School
picture of Kehewin Cree Nation K-12 School
picture of Canadian Native Friendship Centre Edmonton
picture of Chateh Water Treatment Plant
picture of East Edmonton Health Centre
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