Design -- Indigenous Cultures

Title Abstract Publication Date
Circle of Life. A school addition and renovation finds inspiration in traditional American Indian imagery. Features the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe School near Hayward, Wisconsin. 08/31/1996
Classroom Learning Environment in North American Schools Little research has been directed at examining the learning environment of North American Indians living in remote communities. To determine the degree to which individual classrooms accommodate... 09/30/1986
Cultural Connection. Describes the Paschal Sherman Indian School, which serves the 12 tribes of Washington's Colville Reservation. The K-12 boarding school features locally obtained natural materials, abundant... 10/31/2005
Cultural Connections. Discusses culturally sensitive design of schools, citing details of facilities tailored to Native American, Latino, and Asian cultures. 02/29/2008
Dano Secondary School. Draws on traditional construction techniques in Burkina Faso, West Africa, to create natural ventilation in 100+ degree temperatures. Materials from the local environment provide many solutions. 04/30/2010
Dashboard Displays QA Graphics installed its Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard at Chemawa Indian School, the oldest continuously operating boarding school in the United States. Displayed on a 19-inch monitor... 01/27/2010
Design for First Nations Schools: Learning in Four Directions. Explores the importance of storytelling in First Nations communities and describes three lessons learned by an architectural firm that has designed over 20 First Nations schools: engaging the... 12/31/2004
Design Guidelines for Developing Countries. Describes lessons learned by the Schools for the Children of the World while developing schools in Honduras. These lessons apply to the development of schools in typically poor and rural settings.... 05/31/2005
Designing Education Facilities with and for Indigenous People in the Northern Territory of Australia. Relates the history of the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education, and its efforts to create culturally appropriate educational spaces in over 900 teaching locations. Reversing previous... 12/31/2004
Detailed Information on the Bureau of Indian Affairs K-12 School Construction Assessment. Reports on progress and remaining challenges in the Bureau of Indian Affairs K-12 School Construction program. Improvements include the Secretary of the Interior's authority to assume control of... 12/31/2006
Djidi Djidi Aboriginal Primary School: Celebrating a Noongar Heritage. Describes the design process for this school, which involved extensive exploration of the indigenous culture through meetings with teachers, tribal elders, and parents. The informal, open design... 12/31/2004
Druk White Lotus School, Profiles the award-winning Druk White Lotus School in Ladakh, India. The primary and secondary school is a model for green design, using local materials assembled by local craftsmen, and taking... 12/31/2008
Druk White Lotus School. Profiles the award-winning Druk White Lotus School in Ladakh, India. The primary and secondary school is a model for green design, using local materials assembled by local craftsmen, and taking... 11/28/2007
Druk White Lotus School. Ladakh, Northern India Located high in the Himalayan mountains, this describes a set of eco-friendly, non-denominational school buildings, combining modern education with local Buddhist culture, being constructed over a... 12/31/2006
Educational Facilities for Young Children. Examines Maori cultural influences on indoor/outdoor spaces a learning in a New Zealand school, along with a multi-faith, multi-needs campus in Scotland that emphasizes shared facilities. 10/31/2006
Final Convening Report: Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on Bureau of Indian Affairs-Funded School Facilities Construction. Based on interviews with tribal and school representatives in all 21 Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) offices, this report details findings on the condition, cataloging, funding for repair and... 03/04/2008
Finding Alternatives for Facility Planning and Design in Latin America. Examines schemes developed by architects as an alternative to the traditional cells and bells model that is widespread in Latin America. These designs illustrate the need to create fewer spaces that... 12/31/2006
First Mesa Elementary School and Housing. Describes this Hopi Tribe school that was designed by a Native American-owned firm. The facility reflects Hopi culture and has received LEED certification. 12/31/2003
Ground-Breaking Ceremony Celebrates Tribal Education. The Chief Leschi School in Tacoma, Washington, is slated to open in fall 1996. Tribal elders and students, representing the 55 tribes whose children will attend the school, participated in a May 26,... 12/31/1995
Historic Grants To Benefit America's Indian College Students. Describes infusion of new grant money from the Lilly Endowment and Microsoft's Bill Gates that will benefit American Indian college students. Lilly gave $30 million to the American Indian... 09/30/1999
Honoring Ancestry, Landscape. Profiles this inter-tribal pre-K through 8th grade school and community center, located outside Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Visits to the site and various tribal lands informed an understanding of the... 09/01/2007
If I Had a Hammer (and Several Million Dollars): The Saga of the AIHEC Cultural Learning Centers. Presents an interview with Gail Bruce and Anne Ediger, who, in the early 1990s, conceived the idea of building cultural centers on 30 tribal college campuses. States that they imagined the centers... 09/30/2002
Impact Aid: Most School Construction Requests Are Unfunded and Outdated. Report to Congressional Requesters The Hawkins-Stafford Elementary and Secondary School Improvement Amendments of 1988 (Public Law 81-815) provides federal funds for constructing and renovating schools in districts that educate... 12/31/1989
Indian Affairs Funded Schools in Poor Condition As Indicated by Facility Condition Index (FCI). Lists 64 Bureau of Indian Affairs that are in poor condition, their facility condition index, and the estimated project cost to bring them to acceptable condition. 12/30/2009
La Mesa Elementary School. Describes an Albuquerque elementary school situated in an immigrant and Native American neighborhood. The school's plaza serves as a community gathering place. Includes building statistics and... 02/29/2004

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