Home Design Workshop in Wasagamack and Garden Hill First Nation: Building Houses. Building Capacity.

Manitoba’s First Nation communities are facing a severe housing shortage due to population growth, inadequate funding from the government, restrictive government policies, lack of land ownership on reserve by communities, lack of homeownership by residents and culturally inappropriate housing designs, among other factors (Kendall, 2001; Mctavish et al., 2012). To tackle the poor condition and…

Boreal Home Building program starts in two communities.

  The 15 month Boreal Home Building Program is already to start on October 1st, 2018 in Wasagamack and Garden Hill First Nations in Island Lake with plans to build two houses in each community. So many people signed up for the program over the summer that we are starting with more than  20 trainees in each community, even…