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First Nation looks to self-govern after budget fails to address housing crisis – The Loop

The chief of a First Nations community in northern Manitoba is calling for self-governance as a way of tackling its on-reserve housing crisis after the federal budget did not include specific funding to address the issue. Tommy Monias, the Chief of Pimicikamak Cree Nation, otherwise known as Cross Lake Band, hopes his community can govern […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201951 Views

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AMC: Funding announcement for Indigenous housing is welcome but more is needed

February 20, 2019 TREATY ONE TERRITORY, MB. _ The federal government has announced they plan to spend $638 million over the next decade to help Indigenous families have safe and affordable homes. “While it is welcome news, when you break down the numbers, I don’t know how effective this will be for First Nation citizens,” said Acting […]

by pmnationtalk on February 21, 201931 Views

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More than 5,000 homes on Manitoba First Nations need major repairs or replacement, data says – CBC

Feb 06, 2019 Birdtail Sioux is allocated enough to build 1 new home a year, chief says Nearly 5,500 homes on Manitoba First Nations either need major renovations or need to be replaced, say figures provided by Indigenous Services Canada. “That’s one of … our biggest problems,” Birdtail Sioux First Nation Chief Ken Chalmers said. “Our […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 201934 Views

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MMF celebrates new Housing in The Pas at ribbon-cutting ceremony

The Pas, MB – On Friday, November 2, the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) celebrated the completion of two new housing units in The Pas with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new duplex on Bignell Avenue includes a 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom unit. This is the fifth housing project completed by the MMF since partnering with Manitoba […]

by pmnationtalk on November 13, 201848 Views

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The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs concerned about high rates of homelessness for First Nations people in Winnipeg

Treaty One Territory, MB – Grand Chief Arlen Dumas of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) is responding to the results of the 2018 Winnipeg Street Census. “First Nations people continue to be overrepresented when it comes to the issue of homelessness,” stated Grand Chief Dumas. “The AMC is concerned that nearly 66 per cent of people experiencing homelessness […]

by pmnationtalk on October 16, 201851 Views

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Homeless census highlights need for support for youth in care, Indigenous people, organizer says – CBC

Study attempts to count as many homeless people in Winnipeg as possible Oct 10, 2018 Being Indigenous and involvement in the child welfare system are two of the most common characteristics of people experiencing homelessness in Winnipeg, the latest street census suggests. The 2018 Winnipeg street census attempted to gather information on as many homeless […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201869 Views

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Members of Lake St. Martin First Nation Continue Return to Rebuilt Community with Completion of 190 Homes

August 24, 2018 Canada, Manitoba, and Lake St. Martin First Nation are working together to bring home residents displaced by severe flooding in 2011. Today, the Honourable Jane Philpott, the federal Minister of Indigenous Services, the Honourable Eileen Clarke, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Relations for the Province of Manitoba, and Lake St. Martin First […]

by ahnationtalk on August 24, 201875 Views

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Community celebrates opening of Merchants Corner on Selkirk Avenue

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, April 28, 2018 — The government of Canada and Manitoba along with Elders Stan McKay and Ann Callahan celebrated the opening of Merchants Corner, an innovative education, community and housing hub in Winnipeg’s North End. The 100 year-old Merchants Hotel, along with six adjoining city lots, now hosts The University of Winnipeg’s Department of Urban […]

by pmnationtalk on April 30, 201879 Views

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Winnipeggers’ Need for Better Quality, More Affordable Housing Increases for First Time Since 1996

“Core housing need” measures the percentage of households within a city whose housing either: i) costs them more than 30 per cent of their income; ii) requires major repairs; or iii) is not big enough for their family size. What else can Peg tell us about core housing need in Winnipeg? Peg tells us… Winnipeg’s […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 2017151 Views

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Canadians get affordable housing help – Winnipeg

Plan calls for significant investments in affordable units and repairs to existing units WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, November 24, 2017 — All Canadians need and deserve housing that is safe and affordable. A home makes Canadians feel more secure, making it easier to raise healthy children, pursue an education, and gain employment. Robert-Falcon Ouellette Member of Parliament for […]

by pmnationtalk on November 24, 2017196 Views

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