The land that is Cypress Hills has been home to Indigenous Peoples for at least 15,000 years. Pleistocene Hunters capitalized on this area as the glaciers retreated. (1) It was […]
This paper was co-authored by David Fortin, Jason Surkan, and Dani Kastelein. It is published in the book “Our Voices: Indigeneity and Architecture”, published in 2018 and available for sale […]
Note: A similar version of this essay was published by SITE magazine in June 2017, titled “Towards an Architecture of Métis Resistence.” In 1986 an award-winning interpretive center opened at […]
From May 30th-June 4th, 2016, Jason presented a paper at the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada annual conference in Regina Saskatchewan. The paper, titled “Towards and Architecture of Métis Resistance: The Evolving Tectonic and Spatial Orders of a Saskatchewan Vernacular,” was co-authored by David Fortin, Jason Surkan and Dani Kastelein. The paper focused a method of home construction unique to the Métis families of the St. Laurent district in Saskatchewan. The full text can be found here and the presentation here.
Jules Daignault is a Métis boat builder from Île-à-la-Crosse, Saskatchewan.
…In the right place, at the right time. Fort Carlton sits approximately 27 kilometers west of Duck Lake, near the North Saskatchewan River on Treaty 6 Lands. Constructed in 1810 […]