Embracing Indigenous Cultures to Address Infrastructure Needs

Inclusivity advances widespread positive impact.

Planning and design approaches that include the contributions of Indigenous cultures to national and regional identity allow for the creation of projects that speak to us all.
Douglas Yahn Indigenous Relations Lead

WSP and Architecture49 worked with Fort Albany First Nation and contributed to the design of the Peetabeck Academy School in Fort Albany, Ontario, Canada. Fort Albany First Nation is a remote community, accessible by winter road (on ice, compacted snow and frozen tundra) or by plane. In June of 2016, a group of WSP engineers and environmental specialists visited Fort Albany First Nation to learn more about the community's aviation, environmental, buildings and infrastructure needs. (pre-COVID-19)

Students in a classroom of the Peetabeck Academy School in Fort Albany, Ontario, Canada (pre-COVID-19)