We would like to commend Eladia Smoke on her recent feature in Canadian Business, where she was interviewed on the topic of Indigenous perspectives in the built environment. Eladia, a highly accomplished architect, is Anishinaabekwe from Obishikokaang Lac Seul First Nation, with family roots in Alderville First Nation, Winnipeg, and Toronto. Moriyama & Teshima Architects is currently working with her Hamilton-based firm, Smoke Architecture, on the design of Mukwa Waakaa’igan Indigenous Centre of Cultural Excellence to be constructed at Algoma University.
Eladia says that she would like to be remembered for “inspiring more Indigenous young people to pursue architecture as a career”.
Read more of the rich discourse she carried here.