Architecture students help build sustainable Homes for Native American Reservations

Source: The Norwich Guidon, March 8, 2011, by Siena Morgan “Timothy Emerson, a senior architecture student, was browsing mynorwich.edu when a notice, “drawing and drafting help needed,” caught his eye. He sent off an e-mail, not realizing that the project he was getting into was going to be more than just drafting help. Emerson, in cooperation with the First Nations Native American Student Association of Norwich University, is working on a project to build affordable, environmentally friendly homes for reservations across the country. “I try to help out whenever I can” Emerson said, “The project seemed really reasonable in the time-frame (it) was needed in.” Cherylanne Linares of the Blackfeet tribe, a nursing student, and also president of the First Nations club on campus, began the project as an extension of her former work with her own reservation back in Montana. “There’s a huge housing shortage on reservations across the country, and as representative to the economic development, I wanted to do what I could to help even from across the country” Linares said. Linares said that asking for help from Norwich architecture students, would provide some publicity and bring the First Nations club onto the map here on campus…” Full Story: Architecture students help build sustainable Homes for Native American Reservations PDF of Story: Architecture students help build substainble Homes for Native American Resevations

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