Public lecture by Douglas Cardinal set for April 21

Renowned architect Douglas Cardinal, whose iconic buildings include the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa and the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., is a long-time admirer of Mahatma Gandhi.  He pursued architectural studies at the University of British Columbia and received his architectural degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He became a forerunner of the philosophies of sustainability, green building, and ecologically designed community planning. Holder of innumerable awards, Cardinal has also received 18 honorary doctorates and is an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Cardinal’s presentation on April 21 concerns the islands at the heart of the capital city around the Chaudière Falls just upstream from Parliament. Carrying forward the vision of revered Algonquin Elder William Commanda, Cardinal has designed a centre for peace and a centre for Indigenous peoples that includes public parkland. All of these features acknowledges the status of the Falls and area around it, known in Indigenous languages as Asinabka and Akikodjiwan, as sacred site.

Please join Douglas for an event at Carleton University on April 21. douglas april 21

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  1. Kevin Daniels says:

    Greetings brothers and Sister’s of Anishnabae Territory!! Our AnishnabaeTerritory extends across Turtle Island to the Great Plains of the People of the Circle in the region of the Last Mountain and the Last Mountain Lake. Here an ancient Medicine Wheel site over 2,000 years old will be the focus of healing for our Indigenous Peoples that once lived side by side in Co-existence, in Harmony and balance. Soon you will see an awaking of brother’s and Sister’s taking a stand to begin healing the effects of the Systematic Genocide our Indigenous Peoples have been faced with. With your fight here in Anishnabae Territory to free the Falls and Victoria Island we must stand together in a united front to protect all Sacred Sites in Canada. Over the years I’ve done my duty to Protect Victoria Island and soon you will need to back us up here on the Prairies. I’m leaving Ottawa in a few days to begin this fight! Our people out here will be educated about the Chadier Falls and Victoria and we will stand with you. You are all our Relation’s and we must act as one and not divided. Until we meet again, My Relation’s Hiy Hiy! Meegwetch! All my Indigenous Relation’s

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