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Thunder Bay council approves zoning for transitional housing facility – CBC

Oct 22, 2019 Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services intends to build the housing on Junot Ave. After a lengthy public meeting attended by around 80 residents, some of whom had to watch the proceedings on video screens in the City Hall lobby, Thunder Bay City Council on Monday night narrowly approved the rezoning of a piece […]

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 201914 Views

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UN report highlights ‘abhorrent’ housing conditions for Indigenous people – Campbell River Mirror

Rapporteur says some Indigenous people in Canada’s North sleep in shifts due to housing shortages Oct. 21, 2019 A United Nations report is highlighting the role “abhorrent” housing conditions play in the poverty and exploitation that Indigenous people face in Canada and around the world. The report, presented to the UN General Assembly on Friday, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 201912 Views

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Indigenous People Face ‘Abhorrent’ Housing Conditions In Canada: UN Report – HuffPost Canada

Shortages are so severe that some are forced to sleep in shifts, an expert says. A United Nations (UN) report is highlighting the role “abhorrent” housing conditions play in the poverty and exploitation that Indigenous people face in Canada and around the world. The report, presented to the UN General Assembly on Friday, examines the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 201926 Views

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APTN Investigates – Canada assumed Indigenous people were ‘dying out’: The on-reserve housing crisis that never ends – APTN News

October 11, 2019 Just weeks after moving in, Lake St. Martin First Nation community member Bernice McKenzie began hearing a noise in her master bedroom. “At the beginning it was slow…but now it’s just like a water tap,” she said. McKenzie moved into her new home on March 2, 2018. “I was excited. I was […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 201940 Views

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Nunavut and housing: a federal election explainer – CBC

Around 5,000 people are waiting for public housing, half of Nunavut’s population live in overcrowded homes Oct 11, 2019 Housing is high on the platform lists of all of Nunavut’s federal election candidates, but officials say they have yet to see a plan that will curb a territory-wide housing crisis. Around 5,000 people are waiting […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201960 Views

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New affordable homes coming for families, seniors in Oliver

Oct. 4, 2019 OLIVER – More than 40 new rental homes will give Oliver families, seniors and people with disabilities an affordable place to call home and help them stay in their community. “After years of neglect by the last government, many people in our province have struggled to find safe and affordable housing,” said […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201962 Views

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Nunavut’s first transitional housing set to open in Iqaluit – Nunatsiaq News

“It’s really the first indication they have that things are changing” 1 October, 2019 Nunavut’s first transitional housing project, run by the Uquutaq Society, is set to open in Iqaluit early next year. Uquutaq’s application for the $6.5-million project was recently approved by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation under the National Housing Strategy’s Co-Investment […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 201930 Views

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662 domestic homicides during 2010-2018: Canadian researchers, community collaborators launch study to learn from survivors and those left behind to enhance domestic homicide prevention

There have been at least 662 victims of domestic homicide in Canada since 2010 and the numbers continue to rise. On average, that’s well over 70 victims per year, according to a five-year, national initiative being led by researchers at Western University and the University of Guelph. Consistent with Statistics Canada figures and global estimates, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201954 Views

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UBCM: Habitat for Humanity In BC Communities

Sept. 18, 2019 Habitat for Humanity is working with the Province and municipal and First Nations governments across BC to deliver affordable home ownership opportunities for people leaving social housing to pursue homeownership. They will have a trade show booth at Convention. Recent Success Stories: City of Coquitlam Habitat for Humanity’s Coquitlam project is its […]

by pnationtalk on September 19, 201941 Views

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Nunavik’s fall evictions postponed until spring – Nunatsiaq News

18 September, 2019 Regional council hears from housing authority on new builds, remaining needs As officials from the Kativik Municipal Housing Bureau took their seats in front of the Kativik Regional Government council in Kuujjuaq on Sept. 12, council chairperson Jennifer Munick delivered some good news. “Last week we had a meeting with the executive […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201936 Views

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Investments Help More Nova Scotians Access Affordable Housing

September 18, 2019 Every Nova Scotian deserves a safe, suitable and affordable place to call home. That’s why government is investing $88 million over three years to ensure nearly 3,000 Nova Scotian households in need have access to more affordable housing options. The province’s three-year action plan is the first under the new federal-provincial housing […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201935 Views

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International aid organization steps in to help Montreal homeless – APTN News

September 18, 2019 The closure of a prominent Montreal homeless shelter has directly affected the city’s urban Indigenous population. To fill that gap an international aid organization has stepped in until more resources are made available from the municipal and provincial governments. Among other things, Medecins du Monde is dispensing medical care to the city’s […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201933 Views

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Federal Electoral Ridings in Ontario, British Columbia Hardest Hit by Canada’s Rental Housing Affordability Crisis

Data Paints Troubling Picture Across Key Electoral Districts and Demographic Groups Ahead of October Election Demonstrating Need for Immediate Action TORONTO, ONTARIO (September 17, 2019) – As voters prepare to go to the polls, data from the Canadian Rental Housing Index finds Canada’s worsening rental housing affordability crisis is impacting Ontario and British Columbia electoral districts […]

by pnationtalk on September 17, 2019128 Views

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Supportive housing for at-risk Indigenous people – mywestnipissingnow

The Ontario government is investing over $2.5 million to give people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless the housing and support services they need. With the help of Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services, the North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre will build 17 new apartments for Indigenous people and offer services such as addiction […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 201976 Views

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Ontario Investing in Indigenous Supportive Housing in North Bay

Province helping Indigenous people with affordable housing and supports September 16, 2019 North Bay ― The Ontario government is investing over $2.5 million in the City of North Bay to give people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless the housing and support services they need. With the help of Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 201945 Views

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BC Government: Supportive housing shown to be making peoples’ lives better

Sept. 10, 2019 VICTORIA – New reports show that government’s supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness is substantially improving the quality of life for residents and reducing their use of emergency health services. With this housing-first approach, people experiencing homelessness have access to housing, along with the wraparound services they need to build a better […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201943 Views

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New housing to help students focus on studies, not finances

Sept. 6, 2019 TERRACE – New, affordable, on-campus student housing is coming to Coast Mountain College’s Terrace campus, with 108 new beds to replace outdated housing and 33 net new student beds. “Students should be able to focus on acquiring the skills and training they need to join B.C.’s thriving economy, and not worry about […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 2019213 Views

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Transfer of Six Renovated Houses to the Kátł’odeeche First Nation

Alfred Moses, Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation (NWTHC) and for Addressing Homelessness, today announced the transfer of ownership of six houses to the Kátł’odeeche First Nation (KFN). These houses are newly renovated units that had been part of the NWTHC housing portfolio. The Kátł’odeeche First Nation expressed an interest in obtaining the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 2, 201931 Views

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Government of Canada announces funding to address homelessness in the Northwest Territories

From: Employment and Social Development Canada News release August 29, 2019 Yellowknife, Northwest Territories Employment and Social Development Canada Homelessness has an economic and social impact on communities and individual Canadians across the country. The Government of Canada is taking action to help those in need and make a real impact to reduce homelessness across […]

by ahnationtalk on August 29, 201956 Views

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Cities to parties: Fill housing gaps for seniors, Indigenous people – CTV News

August 28, 2019 OTTAWA — Canada’s cities are asking federal parties to add more than $500 million a year to the national government’s decade-long housing strategy and fill gaps in the plan over its remaining eight years to make renting more affordable and keep people from going homeless. Among the requests from the Federation of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 28, 201933 Views

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City and Park Board provide update on Oppenheimer Park

August 26 2019 – Approximately 127 people experiencing homelessness living in Oppenheimer Park have accepted housing offers following a Park Board General Manager’s order last week which requested that tents and other structures be removed by August 21. Of the people who have accepted offers of housing, 37% identify as Indigenous, and 33% as women. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 27, 201938 Views

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The Government of Canada announces funding for two emergency placement homes in the Innu communities of Natuashish and Sheshatshiu

August 24, 2019 — Natuashish, Nitassinan, Newfoundland and Labrador — Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada recognizes that Indigenous culture and values are an integral component to the well-being of their children and youth. Today, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services, along with Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation, Mushuau Innu First Nation, and […]

by pnationtalk on August 26, 201952 Views

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U of Winnipeg: IUS report examines localized approaches to ending homelessness

The University of Winnipeg’s Institute of Urban Studies (IUS) launched a report examining emergent practices in localizing the Housing First approach to ending homelessness. Indigenizing Housing First: Localized Approaches to Ending Homelessness is now in the hands of homelessness-serving organizations across Canada, the US, and as far afield as New Zealand. Building on in-depth interviews […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 2019143 Views

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KRG: Comfort and Tranquility: Housing for Seniors Aged 60+

August 21, 2019- The Kativik Regional Government (KRG) organized a meeting on Tuesday in Kuujjuaq and requested the participation of the Kativik Municipal Housing Bureau (KMHB) to respond to Kangirsuk’s request for an elders’ home that will meet the special needs of their community. For some time, Kangirsuk officials have requested an elders’ home. “I […]

by pnationtalk on August 22, 201944 Views

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Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan Break Ground on New Affordable Housing Project in Prince Albert

The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan, along with the City of Prince Albert and Prince Albert Community Housing Society Inc. (PACHSI), officially broke ground to construct a new 14-unit affordable rental housing project in Prince Albert. The project will provide safe, quality housing to eight individuals with acquired brain injury and complex needs, as well […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201988 Views

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NS Government: Funding for Affordable Housing

The province is creating more affordable housing options for Nova Scotians by investing $197.1 million as part of a federal-provincial agreement to strengthen housing programs. “We continue to address the specific housing needs for Nova Scotians because everyone deserves a safe, suitable and affordable place to call home. This agreement reflects our two governments working […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 201958 Views

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Trades teachers building house with Elsipogtog First Nation

ELSIPOGTOG FIRST NATION (GNB) – Trades teachers and other volunteers are partnering with Elsipogtog First Nation to build a home for a family in need. “Trades are an important aspect of our economy and we are working to improve learning in trades,” said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy. “We are very pleased […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 201962 Views

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Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia Sign 10-Year Housing Agreement

Windsor, Nova Scotia, August 20, 2019 Families, Indigenous communities and vulnerable Canadians in need of an affordable place to call home can count on long-term funding for community housing in Nova Scotia thanks to an agreement signed today by the federal and provincial governments. The Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development, on behalf […]

by pnationtalk on August 20, 201954 Views

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The Government of Canada Launches a Public Call for Applications for the National Housing Council

Ottawa, Ontario, August 20, 2019 Our Government strongly believes that all Canadians should have access to safe and affordable housing. As part of Canada’s first ever National Housing Strategy (NHS), the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), today launched the public […]

by pnationtalk on August 20, 201950 Views

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Five Homes For Families In Need Of Emergency Or Transitional Housing Open In Regina

August 19, 2019 The Government of Canada and the Province of Saskatchewan, along with Silver Sage Holdings Ltd. (Silver Sage), officially celebrated the opening of five single family dwellings for households in need of emergency or transitional housing.  Silver Sage acquired and renovated the homes, which are located in residential neighbourhoods close to schools, services […]

by pnationtalk on August 19, 201952 Views

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Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy has launched in Greater Vancouver

From: Employment and Social Development Canada August 18, 2019 Vancouver, British Columbia Employment and Social Development Canada Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. Yet every day, vulnerable Canadians experience homelessness, or are at risk of becoming homeless. The Government of Canada is taking action to help those in need and […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 201957 Views

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Scores of kids seek shelter every night at drop-in centre named after Tina Fontaine – CBC

Drop-in centre Tina’s Safe Haven takes in 50 kids every night Aug 19, 2019 A safe haven created in honour of Tina Fontaine is seeing too many kids living on the streets and needing access to one of its beds, say its operators. Tina’s Safe Haven, which opened its doors in November 2018 on Selkirk […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 201941 Views

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Indigenous Homelessness funding stream

From: Employment and Social Development Canada Reaching Home’s Indigenous Homelessness stream provides funding to organizations that provide supports to meet the unique needs of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The intent is that the funding be provided to Indigenous organizations located in urban centres. The program […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 2019143 Views

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Lennox Island family builds a PEI home for themselves – The Journal Pioneer

The build is one of five Habitat for Humanity projects this year LENNOX ISLAND, P.E.I. — Construction has begun to create a new home for a family in Lennox Island. It’s one of five Habitat for Humanity projects currently underway on P.E.I. The build on Lennox Island is for single mother Kelly Sark and her […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 201979 Views

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Call for Proposal as the Designated Community Entity for Metro Vancouver under Reaching Home – Aboriginal Housing Management Association

Employment and Social Development Canada is accepting applications from organizations within the community of Metro Vancouver that are interested in supporting the delivery of funding under the Designated Communities stream of Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy. Reaching Home, launched on April 1, 2019, is a community-based program that provides funding for communities across Canada, as […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 2019116 Views

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Homeless shelter in Kenora, Ont., to remain open until August 18 – CBC

Aug 13, 2019 Shelter is part of city’s Service Hub, which is closed for 45 days for safety, programming evaluation The homeless shelter in Kenora, Ont., will remain open for another week because of concerns for its most-vulnerable patrons, the social services board said Monday. The shelter is part of the city’s Service Hub operation, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 201942 Views

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Cambridge Bay considers using tiny homes to address housing crunch – Nunatsiaq News

13 August, 2019 “The overcrowding situation is pretty dire in the North” The municipality of Cambridge Bay is exploring the possibility of building tiny homes to help ease its housing shortage. The rationale behind the pilot project is twofold. It could encourage young people to stay and work in their home community by offering an […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 201944 Views

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BC Government: Provincial grants help communities map, meet housing needs

Aug. 12, 2019 VICTORIA – Local governments will benefit from nearly $1.5 million in provincial grants for developing housing needs reports to plan for long-term housing needs and support strong local economies. The first intake of the housing needs reports funding program approved 30 applications, involving 50 municipalities and 10 regional districts in all parts […]

by pnationtalk on August 13, 201932 Views

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Housing researchers urge YK’s developers to think communally – Cabin Radio

Did you find a poster about affordable housing in your mail this week? It’s from researchers urging Yellowknife to begin thinking differently about how the city provides housing. The cost of both owning and renting in Yellowknife has long frustrated residents. Julia Christensen and Lisa Freeman began their study by asking people who work in […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 201945 Views

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Vancouver mayor thrilled about federal housing investment, but former COPE candidate calls it “a drop in the bucket” – Straight.com

August 7th, 2019 The federal government and the City of Vancouver have announced a quarter billion-dollar investment into housing in Canada’s third-largest city. Ottawa will be investing up to $184 million into supporting 1,100 affordable housing units in Vancouver. According to Leonard Catling, senior officer of media relations at the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 8, 201962 Views

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Island Health Community Wellness Grant planted seeds of growth for Songhees rooftop gardens

July 29, 2019 “I believed that if we could get it up and running, we’d soon see the value both for the Songhees community and the wellness centre.” Chris McElroy, Songhees Nation Community Recreation Coordinator is talking about a lush and expansive rooftop garden project made possible by an $8000 Island Health Community Wellness Grant. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 201943 Views

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Home truths, Part 3: Is it too late to solve Kenora’s housing crisis? – TVO

The city has a housing shortfall of about 600 units, but new housing isn’t being built. Council is trying to encourage affordable development — but critics say it’s not enough Nan Normand, a community legal worker supporting low-income residents, knows one thing for certain: Kenora has a housing problem. She sees it every day at […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 201964 Views

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GNWT meeting demand for singles housing in Inuvik

Alfred Moses, Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation (NWTHC) and for Addressing Homelessness, announced today the opening of a new 17 unit public housing building that will meet the need of residents looking for single occupancy rooms in Inuvik. This new building was designed to replace the venerable Sydney Apartments. During the Housing […]

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 201952 Views

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NWT Housing Corporation opens Fort McPherson seniors’ nineplex

Alfred Moses, Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation (NWTHC) and for Addressing Homelessness, announced today that Fort McPherson seniors have new supports for remaining in their community as they age, with the opening of a new seniors’ supported independent living nineplex in the community. This new building was designed in collaboration with the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 201961 Views

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New agreement to help Nunavummiut find affordable homes

August 2, 2019 Too many Nunavummiut struggle to find a safe and affordable place to call home. With the fastest growing and youngest population in Canada, Nunavut faces a housing crisis where overcrowded homes are putting families’ health, safety, and well-being at risk. That is why we are making investments through Canada’s first National Housing […]

by ahnationtalk on August 2, 201965 Views

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Community swings in support of Junot transitional housing project – Tbnewswatch.com

The Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services hosted the public meeting on Tuesday and welcomed overwhelming support of the controversial project THUNDER BAY – Public opinion of a controversial proposed transitional housing project that would be located on Junot Avenue has seemingly swung in favour of support after the third public meeting was held on Tuesday. Roughly […]

by ahnationtalk on August 2, 201942 Views

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Kenora Shelter Closure is a Social Emergency Requiring Partnership and Collective Leadership

August 1, 2019 Kenora — Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Treaty #3 is calling for a meeting to bring together First Nations leaders and Kenora municipal leadership to renew relationships and collectively address present challenges. “There is a need to share ideas, break down misconceptions and collectively problem solve,” said Ogichidaa Kavanaugh. “There is […]

by ahnationtalk on August 1, 201983 Views

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Nearly 70 new affordable rental homes open in Quesnel

People with low to moderate incomes including Indigenous peoples, seniors and families now have access to 68 new affordable rental homes with the opening of two housing projects in the community. Community partners celebrated the official opening of both projects today, which began welcoming tenants earlier this year. Located at 424 McLean Street, Dakelh and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 201971 Views

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Federal Government Makes it Easier for Middle Class Canadians to Buy their First Home

All Canadians deserve to have a safe and affordable place to call home. That is why the Government of Canada is introducing an innovative new tool to help middle class Canadians buy their first home. Today, Adam Vaughan, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development announced the details of the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 201961 Views

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Moving Forward Together with Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek

Moving Forward Together with Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek Fredericton, July 24, 2019 — The long and courageous journey of Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek (BNA) is a story to be told and shared.  With determination and resilience BNA has overcome many challenges and is now embracing market housing to strengthen their community.  On June 21, 2019, National Indigenous […]

by pmnationtalk on July 24, 2019305 Views

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