Douglas Cardinal is one of Canada’s renowned architects whose works have significantly impacted society. His lineage includes Algonquin, Métis, Kainai, and German parts, and he was brought up in Calgary and Red Deer. The Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC, are two of his notable and well-known undertakings.
The former is a national museum situated in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, dedicated to anthropological, Canadian archaeology, and ethnology. The museum’s mission is to advance Canada’s heritage while also supporting relevant research. The latter is a living-cultures center dedicated to promoting knowledge and awareness of the Native inhabitants of the Western Hemisphere’s lives, languages, culture, histories, and arts. The two institutes have effectively facilitated indigenous cultural advancement.