William Woodworth

Adjunct Professor

William Woodworth is member of the Lower Mohawk Kanien'kehá:ka Nation of Six Nations of the Grand River in the Bear Clan. He was named Rawe:nokwas "he dips the words" in the Haudenausaunee tradition.

Educated in architecture at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, he has an independent architectural practice and is an educator. 

William completed his doctoral work in Traditional Knowledge, Recovery of the Indigenous Mind, at the California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco. He studied under Dr. Apela Colorado, and had an apprenticeship with the Condoled Cayuga Chief Jacob Ezra Thomas Deyohonwedah at Six Nations of the Grand River Territory.

Among his experiences are many architectural projects, and several exhibitions associated with his architectural and teaching interests. As well he carried out numerous projects for native communities and organizations. He is the Founder and Director of the Beacon to the Ancestors Foundation which promotes native culture in the urban environment.

William is currently an adjunct faculty at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture.