In her introduction to the Harvard community this week, Loeb Jamie Blosser focussed on the Owe'neh Bupingeh Rehabilitation Project of Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico, to illustrate the importance of culture, spirit and relationship to her architectural practice. The project was named one of 18 semifinalists for the prestigious 2014 “Honoring Nations” awards by the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development.
Honoring Nations identifies, celebrates and shares excellence in American Indian tribal governance. At the heart of the program are the principles that tribes themselves hold the key to generating social, political, and economic prosperity and that self-governance plays a crucial role in building and sustaining strong, healthy Indian nations.
HPAIED will announce the 3 Honoring Nations High Honors programs and 3 Honors programs in October.