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First Nation Housing Conference focusing on community-led solutions – Northern Ontario Business
by ahnationtalk onFebruary 12, 202091 Views
The annual First Nation Housing Conference is taking place in Thunder Bay from Feb. 11 to 13 and will look at First Nation led initiatives to address housing issues like overcrowding.
Addressing the many challenges and issues affecting housing in remote First Nation communities has to be led by the community members themselves, say delegates at the First Nation Housing Conference.
“I think whenever we see positive results, it’s because people are taking responsibility for themselves,” said Stan Beardy, a delegate from Muskrat Damn First Nation. “If we are going to have a solution to our housing challenge, the answer has to come within. I am positive the people sitting in the room have ideas, solutions, approaches that will work for us.”
The 18th Annual First Nations Housing Conference opened in Thunder Bay on Feb. 11 and will continue until Feb. 13.