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Nov 26, 2021

BSA Staff Picks: Native American Heritage Month

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Located in downtown Boston, the BSA occupies the traditional indigenous territory of the Massachusett people. Design professionals and representatives of the architectural community alike must acknowledge that the process of building requires making thoughtful and intentional decisions that respect everyone, including those who were forcibly displaced from the spaces we occupy and who we share our land with today. In recognition of Native American Heritage Month and Native American Heritage Day on November 26, BSA staff are sharing our picks for articles, interviews, resources and more that celebrate Indigenous people.

To submit a resource or share an experience related to Indigenous history, culture, and/or architecture, please reach out to us at [email protected].

Books, Articles & Interviews


Blood quantum is a highly controversial measurement of the amount of "Indian blood" one has. Reporter Kat Chow spoke to two Native families grappling with where to live and how to identify.

A non-descript beige building in Washington, D.C. houses thousands of Native human remains. The controversy over who should decide the fate of these remains has raised questions about identity, history, and the nature of archaeology.

People, Resources, & More