Three Successful Island Lake Graduates of Chainsaw  Train-the-Trainer Course

Author: Laurel Gardiner, IDSS. On October 28th, Cameron Fontaine from Garden Hill, Greg Harper from Wasagamack, and Zeb Taylor from St. Theresa Point, began a great adventure to obtain their Chainsaw Instructors Certification through Arboriculture Canada. They travelled to Camp Caroline in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, and thoroughly enjoyed their training. First, they…

Mino Bimaadiziwin goes to Ottawa as invited speakers at the CMHC Housing Conference.

Ronald Harper, the Housing Manager from Wasagamack, Professor Alex Wilson from University of Saskatchewan and Professor Shirley Thompson from University of Manitoba were invited to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Conference in Ottawa for the partnership panel in November 2018. First Nation Architect, Douglas Cardinal, provided a brilliant keynote. As well as our panel talk, where we delivered…

Boreal Home Builders program started Oct.1st

The Boreal Homebuilders post-secondary education program has started a new exciting training program to jumpstart  getting to the solution of the housing crisis in remote First Nations.  These communities are building capacity, while building houses in their communities by using local resources and trainers with supports from the Mino Bimaadiziwin partnership of Universities and Colleges…