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Muscowpetung Powwow Arbour Concept Design Wins International Award

(Regina, SK) — The leadership of the Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation is proud to announce the recent award bestowed upon the conceptual design of the nation’s future Powwow Arbour. This design was developed by Oxbow Architecture Inc. & Richard Kroeker. The project has been facilitated and managed by Muscowpetung Saulteaux Business Developments (MSBD). MSBD is the economic development arm of the nation. It is anticipated that the powwow Arbour will be built in the 2023-2024 fiscal period.

 

Located on Treaty 4 Territory in south-east Saskatchewan, the Muscowpetung powwow arbour is intended to be a cultural and social focal point for the Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation.   Its purpose is to strengthen traditions, celebrate culture and encourage community members to pass along knowledge to future generations. The building design was established with community and band leadership consultation, most notably with the community’s indigeneity leader and knowledge keeper, Jeff Cappo.

 

The World Architecture Festival (WAF) is where architects from around the world gather to share ideas, find inspiration and set the future agenda. This event is the “who’s who” of architecture. This international gathering provides architects, firms and governments with a gleaning of what is about to be built around the world.

 

In this cycle, the Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation has won a WAFX Award as one of twenty projects in the ‘Future Projects’ category:

 

“The WAFX award heralds the world’s most forward-looking architectural concepts, and is awarded to future projects that identify key challenges architects will need to address in the coming years. This year the judges have selected winners that they believe are all excellent examples of projects that address the big issues facing architecture, society, and the planet.”

 

– World Architecture Awards Committee

 

The same project is also short listed for another international category – the winner of that award will be announced at a presentation in Lisbon in December 2022. This is the first time in many years that a Saskatchewan project has won a WAFX from an Indigenous world view and design perspective.

 

“We are striving to enhance the quality of life for the members of the Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation and we will achieve this in part by strengthening the connection between our people and our culture, customs and values.  This new facility will serve as a unifying focal point for our entire community.”  – Chief Melissa Tavita

 

The Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation is located 50 km Northeast of Regina and is situated in and around the Qu’Appelle Valley. It has a total registered membership of 1,602. Melissa Tavita is the current Chief, elected to lead a four-year mandate in April 2022.

 

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Myke Agecoutay

President/CEO

Muscowpetung Saulteaux Business Developments

Contact: 1.306.531.9033

Email: myke.agecoutay@muscowpetung.com