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Indigenous Planning 

Northern Quebec is home to First Nations and Inuit communities who are claiming rights to safe, affordable, resilient and meaningful living environments  respectful of their culture and their land.

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Here are highlights of our collaborative journey in support

of the needs, words and worldviews of Indigenous communities in Quebec – Innu of Nitassinan, Inuit of Nunavik and Anishinaabeg of Nitakinan.

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Collection of ideas for housing, facilities and planning by/for the North (2019)

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Habitation : imaginaires et réalités autochtones (RAQ 47; 1, 2017)

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Various stories, methods, inspiring practices & prototypes (2015-2022)

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Building and Dwelling in Inuit Nunangat (EIS 44;1-2, 2020)

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Tshinashkumitin to the late Jean-Guy Rock, wise and kind member of Innu Takuaikan Uashat Mak Mani-Utenam. We learned a lot from his love of Nitassinan. (Photo A.B. Cartier 2018)

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Leveraging informal building practices (based on Kuujjuaq Hackathon 2017)

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Collaborative, exploratory and open work about housing in Nunavik (2017)

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How can the ancestral territory inspire the contemporary development ?

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Portrait of the Innu communities of Nitassinan and Inuit villages of Nunavik

Collaboration

Our main goal : empowering local stakeholders along the way.

Together, we imagine places and tools that fit their values an