My journey through the Islands of the North as a researcher…

I have had many transformative moments in my role as a researcher with the Mino Bimaadiziwin Partnership where I am learning to build capacity and housing as a mentor in the Boreal Homebuilder (BHB) post-secondary program in both Wasagamack and Garden Hill First Nations communities in Island Lakes, Manitoba. I flew in to these remote…

Garden Hill Boreal Homebuilder students meet challenges with innovation

The weather challenges imposed by winter on the Boreal Homebuilders to build a house in Garden Hill First Nation are great. This job is particularly difficult without a foundation in place in November and December. Currently, the lakes are freezing up, not allowing concrete materials and concrete mixer truck to cross the lake for this…