Indigeneity in Contemporary Architecture with Tamara Eagle Bull, FAIA, NCARB, AICAE
Monday, October 21, 4:30 PM
100 Rapson Hall
1 AIA Learning Unit

As the first builders in North America, indigenous people were the original architects. Colonization interrupted this self determination of our built environment. Native American architects are again leading the design of tribal communities. Contemporary architecture for tribal nations has a big impact on the overall health and well-being of the people. The expression of indigenous ideals, values and concepts is key to successful community building.

1. Participants will learn about the history of indigenous architecture in North America from pre-contact to present day.
2. Participants will learn the effects of colonization on tribal communities and their architecture.
3. Participants will gain an understanding on the concept of sovereignty and how that relates to the built environment of tribal communities.
4. Participants will see examples of contemporary architecture for tribal nations and see expressions of indigeneity in architecture.

Please register for this session and include your AIA member number if you wish to receive credit for your attendance. If you have questions about this event, please contact Jennifer Newsom at To view other lectures and panel discussions in this series, visit
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