From Earth to Sky (director Ron Chapman) presents the works of seven Indigenous architects from North America. While each has their own unique style, they share similar philosophies and approaches to culturally responsive architecture and sustainable design – consulting with communities to design and construct buildings and landscapes that embrace the culture and traditions of their clients, their connections to the land, imbued with a sense of their history and their visions for the future.
“To me, the real test of what is Indigenous architecture is whether the Indigenous people it is serving actually see it as their own; they say ‘this is ours.’” Daniel Glenn.
Please join Indigenous Film to meet these seven Indigenous architects as they bring to life the vitality of Indigenous architecture, from design to construction: Tammy Eagle Bull the first indigenous woman architect in North America (Oglala Lakota Nation, South Dakota), Wanda Dalla Costa (Saddle Lake First Nation, Alberta), Alfred Waugh (Chipewyan of the Fond Du Lac Band, Denesuline Nation, Saskatchewan), Brian Porter (Oneida Nation, Six Nations of the Grand River, Ontario), Daniel Glenn (Crow Tribe), Patrick Stewart (Killerwhale House of Daaxan, Nisga Nation, British Columbia), and Douglas Cardinal the first Indigenous architect in North America (Siksika, Blackfoot, Calgary). (Chapman Productions, 2021, 83 min.).
View the TRAILER
This will be a two-part program.
Stream the film in advance from December 6th to 9th
(streaming limited to viewers in the U.S.)
then join the live Q&A on December 8th – RSVP for both links HERE
This is a free event.