Mixing It Up: Métis Design and Material Culture in the Canadian Conscious

  • David T. Fortin


This chapter explores the inherent complexities involved with discussions about Métis culture and contemporary architecture in Canada. While various building typologies and material cultures have existed for many Indigenous groups for centuries, there has been limited consideration of how architecture might inspire contemporary design and planning with Métis communities moving forward.



This research was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. I am also especially grateful for the efforts of the student research assistants working on this project, Jason Surkan and Danielle Kastelein.


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  1. 1.Laurentian UniversitySudburyCanada

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