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Register for the CSLA Congress


May 7-8, 2019
Westin Bayshore, Vancouver

Acknowledgement, Awareness and Engagement – Landscape Architecture and Reconciliation

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NOTE: Register soon for tours – limited space is available. (If you have already registered for the Congress, but wish to add a tour, please email

• Earn CE credits
• Attend the CSLA Awards Gala to celebrate the recipients of the Awards of Excellence
• Visit the trade show
• Attend the College of Fellows Investiture ceremony
• Hear the keynote speakers

Julian Napoleon:
Julian Napoleon is Dane-zaa and Cree from the Peace River region. Napoleon grew up immersed in the subsistence practices of his family and community, hunting, fishing, foraging, and learning cultural protocols. Napoleon studied applied biology in Food & Environment at the University of British Columbia. He has also spent many years studying and practicing small-scale organic agriculture. As a member of the Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty, Napoleon is dedicated to raising awareness around Indigenous issues related to land, water, food, and community as well as, challenging the misconceptions surrounding the dominant western capitalist ideology.

Grand Chief Philip Stewart:
In October 2008, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip concluded his fourth consecutive term as Chief of the Penticton Indian Band (PIB) after having served the Band as Chief for a total of 14 years. In addition, he served as an elected Band Councilor for a 10 year period and continues to serve as the Chair of the Okanagan Nation Alliance. In October 2006, the Okanagan Nation, led by the Elders of the Penticton Indian Band, acknowledged his lifetime commitment to the defense of Indigenous Peoples’ Title and Rights by bestowing on him and his family the rare honour of the title of Grand Chief.

Wanda Dalla Costa:
Ms. Dalla Costa holds a joint position at The Design School and the School of Construction (Institute Professor and Associate Professor) at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts of the University of Arizona. She is a member of the Saddle Lake First Nation and has spent nearly 20 years working with Indigenous communities in North America. Dalla Costa teaches an interdisciplinary service learning studio at ASU, where students engage directly with local tribal communities. Her interests include community-driven design, Indigenous methodologies, Indigenous placemaking/placekeeping and the vernacular intelligence of regional architectures. She recently exhibited at 2018 Venice Biennale as part of a group of 18 Indigenous architects.


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