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Gathering (virtual): Douglas Cardinal World Views Talk

RECORDING AVAILABLE: Monday August 30 - Monday Sept 6, 2021

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WOVEN's organizational structure was developed based on the universal knowledge of the Anishnaabe found in Douglas Cardinal's teachings.  In this talk, Douglas will discuss the Indigenous World View in contrast with the World View of the dominant culture. Douglas is one of the visionaries of a new world; a world where beauty, balance and harmony thrive.

Douglas Cardinal is an architect, lodge keeper, pipe carrier and honorary Anishnaabe chief whose work has been honored throughout the world. Douglas's architecture springs from his observation of Nature and its understanding that everything works seamlessly together. His work has defined contemporary Canadian, Indigenous, and organic architecture.


In recognition of such work, Douglas Cardinal has received many national and international awards including: 21 Honorary Doctorates, Gold Medals of Architecture in Canada and Russia, and an award from United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural organization (UNESCO) for best sustainable village. He was also titled an Officer of the Order of Canada, one of the most prestigious awards given to a Canadian, and he was awarded the declaration of being “World Master of Contemporary Architecture” by the International Association of Architects.

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