June is National Indigenous History Month, and we at PFS Studio are taking the opportunity to reflect upon the history, rich cultural traditions, knowledge, and incredible strength of the First Nations on whose lands we live, work and play: the unceded, traditional and ancestral territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations in Vancouver; and the Mississaugas of the Credit, Anishnabeg, Chippewa, Haudenosaunee and Wendat peoples in Toronto. We also recognize the many Nations across Turtle Island who we have had the good fortune to collaborate with or whose traditional lands we have worked on.
With the recent tragic discovery of the 215 children’s remains uncovered at the Kamloops Residential School, we are further resolved to support and walk alongside our First Nations friends, coworkers and collaborators on the path of reconciliation.
We give thanks for the opportunities we’ve had to work beside and learn from our many First Nations collaborators, and are reminded time and again of the legacies of the Residential School system and the incredible strength and resilience it has taken to survive.
Photo: Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre, University of British Columbia | Architecture by the amazing Alfred Waugh, Formline Architecture | Landscape Architecture by PFS Studio.
Photo: Latreille Photography Ltd.
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