Marianne here! My second week of the practicum, I have been looking at and processing Douglas Cardinal’s plans for the Oujé-Bougoumou First Nations church.
Oujé-Bougoumou is located in Northern Quebec, approximately 740 kms north of Ottawa, with a population slightly over 600 in 2006.
While the church was completed in 1996, Cardinal has been a prominent architect in Oujé-Bougoumou. Along with working on the Oujé-Bougoumou School, Health Clinic and a number of residences in the community, he also drew up masterplans for the village in the early nineties. He returned to Oujé-Bougoumou recently to work on Aanischaaukamikw Cultural Institute (hyperlink: http://www.creeculturalinstitute.ca/en) in 2011.
Courtesy of flickr user: SamuelBenoit (hyperlink: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbenoit/5370559375/in/set-72157625737244209)