Located on Omamìwìnini Anishinaabeg and Algonquin Nation territory in Ottawa, a place of peaceful diplomacy for millennia, the Indigenous Peoples’ Space (IPS) symbolizes nation-to-nation relations and Indigenous self-determination, connecting Parliament to a sacred fire on the IPS site.
Transforming Colonial Architecture
The project repurposes colonial architecture with energy-efficient thermal encasement, fostering a deeper connection to Indigenous principles, honoring local land stewards, and representing Canada’s diverse Indigenous communities.
Indigenous Expression and Innovation
IPS embodies Algonquin, First Nation, Inuit, and Métis culture through wigwam, basketry, sash, shawl, regalia, snowshoes, and feathers.