International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
Today is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, a date to recognize the achievements and contributions of Indigenous people across the globe. This year’s theme is Indigenous Youth as Agents of Change for Self-determination, with climate action, mobilization for justice, and intergenerational connections being the core focus areas.
Pictured, is the interior atrium space of Makwa Waakaa’igan Indigenous Centre of Cultural Excellence at Algoma University designed by Moriyama Teshima Architects and Smoke Architecture Inc. This building will provide a safe space, welcoming visitors from across the globe to engage with and learn from Indigenous heritage. The architectural design has been articulated through consideration of Indigenous teachings, from building form to material selection.
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