October 18, 2018
By Kelly Boutsalis
" 'The difference between Indigenous and non-Indigenous design,” explains David Fortin, who is Métis and director of the McEwen School of Architecture at Laurentian University, “is a process of working with communities and expressing their cultures through a lens of a person who has an Indigenous world view. And that differs depending on the person.' "
It’s a process some post-secondary institutions are incorporating into curriculums and research, with Ryerson University and Laurentian University leading the way. Laurentian focuses on sustainable and practical building solutions for Northern Ontario climates, while Ryerson has a research lab that uses a collaborative approach to housing solutions in northern Indigenous communities."
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