Site Visits & Tribe Updates«

Follow the progress and learn about the projects of the tribes involved in the SCinIC initiative.

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    Native Village of Kwinhagak Site Visit | July 30 - August 10, 2012

    For its 2012 building season, the Native Village of Kwinhagak (NVK) is constructing two different energy efficient housing designs, originally developed by the Cold Climate Housing Research Council (CCHRC) and updated by CCHRC as part of the Sustainable... Read More »

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    Akwesasne Housing Authority Site Visit | July 31 - August 1, 2012

    The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is located in New York and Canada, along the U.S.-Canadian border, on the St. Lawrence River. As the location might lead you to believe, this community is located in a cold climate. Over the course of a year, the nearest weather station... Read More »

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    Navajo Housing Authority | August 2012

    Located in Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico, the Navajo Nation is the largest tribe in the United States with 27,000 square miles of land. The Navajo Housing Authority (NHA) administers more than 8,000 housing units... Read More »

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    Pawnee Housing Authority Site Visit | August 1, 2012

    The Pawnee Nation is located in Oklahoma, approximately an hour outside Tulsa. Oklahoma is known for its tornado activity. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Oklahoma averages 55 tornados a year... Read More »

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    Nez Perce Housing Authority Site Visit / Design Workshop | June 13, 2012

    Located in north central Idaho, the Nez Perce reservation spans five counties. The city of Lapwai in Nez Perce County is home to the largest number of Nez Perce tribal members. The Nez Perce Housing Authority (NPHA) has built Energy Star®-certified housing... Read More »

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    Cocopah Indian Housing and Development Site Visit | April 23, 2012

    The sun, heat, and wind in the desert climate of southern Arizona are hard on housing. The Cocopah Indian Tribe Reservation south of Yuma, near the border with Mexico, seeks to stabilize and to strengthen its community by ensuring that its housing is safe and in good... Read More »

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    Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians Design Charrette | February 24, 2012

    The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians has been moving toward a sustainable housing and community model since 2002. They began their culture-based development in Dowagiac, MI, at Edawat with an integrated cluster design... Read More »

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    Native Village of Kwinhagak Site Visit | February 10, 2012

    Sustainable Construction in Indian Country (SCinIC ) team members visited the Native Village of Kwinhagak (NVK) in January 10-12, 2012. NVK is a Yup’k Eskimo community, less than a mile from the Bering Sea coast in... Read More »

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