Elders, councillors say First Nation is facing a housing crisis as families are packed into small houses
By Tori Weldon, CBC News, June 20, 2016
People in Elsipogtog are calling for immediate action on what they say is a worsening housing crisis, as many band members live in crowded and deteriorating homes while they wait for the council to assign them a place to live. Read the rest of this entry
Cause of fire on remote reserve in northwestern Ontario not yet clear
CBC News, March 30, 2016
Pikangikum First Nation’s chief says a house fire that killed six adults and three children has brought things to a standstill on the northwestern Ontario reserve.
Flames engulfed a three-bedroom home on Dunsford Road after 11 p.m. Tuesday.
“The community is just shocked … We aren’t really doing much … just … idle,” Chief Dean Owen said. Read the rest of this entry
‘The waiting period is such a long time to finally get housing. I’m getting tired’
By John Van Dusen, CBC News, Sept 30, 2015
Without a roof over his head, 70-year-old Theo Kangok built his own.
Two years ago the senior gathered materials from the dump and parts from old shipping containers and built a cabin along the rocky shores of Igloolik, Nunavut.
It’s where he and his wife live in the warmer months and he says, they’re not the only ones.
The island of Igloolik is home to around 1,800 people, not enough homes and plenty of frustration. Read the rest of this entry