Landscape architects across North America practice on the traditional territories of Indigenous peoples, and their designs seldom reflect this reality. An ongoing process of reconciliation is changing approaches to landscape architecture projects in Canada and holds lessons for practitioners across the continent to not only recognize but learn from Indigenous collaborators.
Consider how we can implement new methods of practice informed by Indigenous knowledge as a basis for addressing inequities and injustices.
Discuss actionable ideas about how to build a better, more equitable future for the profession and Indigenous peoples based on reconciliation, healing, and cooperative relations.
Demonstrate how shifting perspectives can change design processes and outcomes through examples and case studies.
Understand the challenge of accepting and learning from our mistakes and biases.