Kahkewistahaw First Nation
Kahkewistahaw First Nation, Saskatchewan
The Chief Joseph Crowe Governance Centre is a new two-storey facility that has consolidated all nine departments of the Kahkewistahaw First Nation under one roof for the first time. The building features Council Chambers, administrative offices, large community gathering rooms, a health centre complete with a cafeteria, a fitness centre, and a museum to celebrate the rich culture and history of the community. Since its grand opening in May 2022, the Centre has become a true gathering hub that creates a sense of wellness and celebrates the First Nation’s remarkable success.
The building is designed in the shape of an eagle, which came from the name Kahkewistahaw, which means ‘eagle flying in the air,’ in Cree. The design embraces elements that signify an “eagle flying in the air” and embraces the beautiful surrounding landscape. Using the characters of an eagle’s feather and the sky, the interiors reflect a true sense of the client’s cultural identity and heritage. In order to juxtapose the angular shape of the building with hard edges, curved features are introduced in varying high-traffic areas in the building.
Photos: King Rose Visuals