LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT - Winnipeg Office
Number TEN Architectural Group in Winnipeg, Manitoba works on Treaty 1 territory, the traditional homeland of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. We are situated near the ancestral meeting place where two rivers meet, on the lands traditionally known as Win-nipi, in the Cree language meaning ‘muddy waters.’ We acknowledge that the source of water is from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation.
This land has been repeatedly modified, damaged, and polluted through acts of construction some of which have and continue to dislocate communities, and has impacted the health of the land itself.
We want to recognize architecture as complicit in our colonial history and ongoing treatment of Indigenous peoples. We strive to be allies in Truth and Reconciliation and see with open eyes the present-day injustices, inequities, and violence impacting the health, wellbeing, and safety of Indigenous peoples throughout our province, particularly women and youth.
This statement is an expression of hope, respect and caring for Indigenous peoples, who continue to steward the land for future generations and protect our environment. We offer this acknowledgment in the belief that it will help us be mindful design professionals, architects, and friends.
This offering is not static but living and will evolve as we learn together.
Land Acknowledgement - victoria office
Number TEN's Victoria offices are located on the traditional territory of the Lək̓ʷəŋən (Lekwungen) People, known today as the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations. We acknowledge that we live, work and play as visitors on lands belonging to the Lək̓ʷəŋən People since time immemorial and we honour their ongoing connection to the land.
We serve our clients and communities by designing places that make life better. We love working with people who go the extra mile, strive for design excellence and push themselves to achieve more than expected. At Number TEN, we are known for having a positive approach, down-to-earth style and an ability to lead while building lasting relationships. Our passionate and highly specialized team of architectural and interior design professionals will listen carefully to your project goals and find the right path to help you get there. Using innovative technology, sustainable design strategies, efficient processes and a team-focused approach, we thrive at creating exceptional spaces that work, beautifully.