Architects say former U.S. embassy ‘not culturally appropriate’ space for new indigenous centre

Speaking to a crowd of indigenous leaders and government officials outside the building on National Aboriginal Day, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he hopes the converted space will serve as a “permanent reminder that indigenous people are at the very heart of this great land.”

But in a statement issued a day before the announcement, the Indigenous Task Force of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) said it’s another example of indigenous communities being “forced into leftover spaces that fail to connect in any meaningful way to their cultures.

  • Jaedo Drax

    It’s important to recognize that indigenous people should not be appropriating masonry buildings or glass.

    • Minicapt

      More importantly, the Indegins must stop appropriating the white man’s money for their purposes.


  • The Deplorable Rosenmops
    • Maggat

      No, the flap over the “door” appears to be a product made by Whitey.

      • andycanuck

        It might be tanned hide.

        • Maggat

          No, that would require work.

    • Dana Garcia

      Nice dirt. Very natural.

    • Shebel

      Should have locked ‘Chief Spence’ in that thing when she was on her pseudo hunger strike.

  • Maggat

    Well then they can shove it up their collective asses. I for one, am bloody well sick and tired listening to the endless sniveling and whining from the “indigenous/first nations” bunch.

  • Clink9

    Get them to build their own teepee.

    • Watchman

      Do they have enough tea?

  • ontario john

    This is an outrage. There is not even a spot to put a smoke shack sign on. And where are you supposed to put the rusted out cars. I demand a six million dollar inquiry and an apology from feminist Trudeau.

  • huron

    I give it five years and the battle will be within their own sjw factions. Then we can get back to business and live in prosperity.

  • Marius K

    “Perhaps the place to start would be for the federal government to provide capital dollars..”

    Well, the good place to start would be to pay architects in culturally appropriate beads .

  • Sharkibark

    Oh go fart in a sweat lodge then. No one cares. And give me that frickin’ cell phone you culturally appropriating buttholes.

  • Spatchcocked

    The word teepee is racist…..may I suggest ” wigwam”.

    • Clink9

      How about “Wagonburner”?

      • ntt1

        out my way wagon burner special is a term for rolling wrecks that are just one crises away from the scrap yard, 200 bucks tops

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Essentially, what the Indians are saying is that the Americans left behind “cooties”?
    If they reject the ways of the Whites, then why do they want to be in our cities?

    • Watchman

      Hasn’t Justine made Cultural Appropriation against the law, in line with a push in the United Nations to made cultural appropriation against international law?

      This would limit the indigenous people of Canada to technologies, art, and science that existed in the northern continent of northern America before A.D. 1492. All the peyote they want, but no alcohol. Results should be interesting.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Alcohol and snowmobiles are sacred to my people and those filthy Indians use them as recreational toys.
        So disrespectful!

  • ontario john

    Meanwhile, while Trudeau is giving away multi million dollar buildings to indians, the National Post website has a story on how feminist Trudeau is being manipulated and controlled by the Chinese. So let me get this straight. The media is constantly attacking Trump with fake stories about Russian collusion, but the Canadian media is largely silent about Trudeau’s extensive connections to China.

  • Watchman

    Since Justine doesn’t think Canada is a great land, with a great culture, it immediately follows that he views the indigenous peoples as the only ‘great’ part of Canada, and that the white culture is dragging them down to make Canada, on average, just so-so.

  • Shebel

    Hopefully. this bauble will make the dumb Indians forget about ‘clean drinking water’.
    “Way to go Justin !”

  • I’m stealing this from SDA: we need an asteroid.

    It can level that inadequate space with all the mouth-breathers in it.

  • simus1

    With a private never close club bar on the tax free “first nations diplomats” premises, the short walk from parliament should provide thirsty MPs with all the face time required to sort through the multitude of problems white men have caused their brothers, Aboriginal ‘stans wise.

  • mauser 98
  • ntt1

    they can go build something out of birch saplings and bark, then.

  • tom_billesley

    Royal Architectural Institute of Canada really mean “one of our members could have had a big fat government-paid fee to design a new building”.

  • tom_billesley

    Will it be a casino?