Fort Peck Reservation Leaders Visit New Orleans

Members of the Fort Peck Reservation and Assiniboine and Sioux tribe leaders visited Make It Right in New Orleans this week to tour our healthy, well-designed homes – and share a crawfish boil! Take a look at some pictures of the visit and learn more about our work on the Sustainable Elders Village in Fort Peck, Montana below.

Make It Right’s team has been meeting with Fort Peck leaders in Montana over the last few months and we are excited to be working with the tribal leaders to develop the Sustainable Elders Village on their reservation.

When working with a new community like the Fort Peck Reservation, Make It Right engages the community in a collaborative design process. We believe that the most creative design solutions are the result of an open exchange of ideas involving all project stakeholders from the outset. 

The Fort Peck Reservation has a clear vision for the Sustainable Elder’s Village. Here are the baseline design principles that emerged from our early discussions with them:

1. Design buildings powered by the sun, wind, rivers and earth. Off the grid.

2. Define a community engagement process that encourages native to native economic development.

3. Explore contemporary Native American Architectural Design principles.

4.  Design and build a carbon neutral, mixed-use development for tribal elders and residents.

5. Engage the local community in a extensive design process.

We’ll keep you updated on the progress of this exciting new project!

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  1. This sounds like a very interesting project. I am an architect, located in Vancouver, BC, Canada and passionate about sustainable building such a s Passive House, Straw Bale and Cob Buildings and more. I also worked with a number of First Nation Communities in Canada. I would be thrilled to be a pat of this project!!!!!

    Sincerely Kerstin Kapitzke