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Indigenous development on Vancouver’s west side to include three 38-storey towers – The Globe and Mail

Another precedent-setting Indigenous development is set to transform Vancouver’s far west side, with plans for three towers up to 38 storeys high, as many as 10,000 new homes altogether, and new swaths of park space on what was a no-go piece of land for years. “This process will unlock the potential of that unbelievable site. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 20219 Views

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BCAFN Demands First Nations-led Solutions During Homelessness Action Week 2021

October 15, 2021 (Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC) — The BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) honours Homelessness Action Week (October 10-16th), an annual Vancouver-based event dedicated to improving public awareness of homelessness and encouraging local solutions. In light of Homelessness Action Week 2021, the BCAFN continues to advocate for First Nations-led, evidence-based policy […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 20217 Views

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New homes coming for Okanagan Indian Band members

Oct. 7, 2021 OKANAGAN INDIAN BAND RESERVE – A new housing development will support Okanagan Indian Band members to stay or return to their home community, as construction begins on 16 affordable, on-reserve rental homes. “Our government is proud to be working with the Okanagan Indian Band to help support their goal of increasing the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 2021133 Views

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Indigenous student housing opens at UBCO this semester – KelownaNow

The Skeena Residence at University of British Columbia’s Okanagan (UBCO) Campus opened this semester to provide guaranteed housing for incoming Indigenous students. The building is six-stories, has 220 beds, lounges, informal study spaces, an activity room, laundry facilities and boosts the number of available beds by 28%. In 2019, UBCO reported that 6% of the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 202114 Views

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Students move into new on-campus housing at UBC Okanagan

KELOWNA – With the school year underway, students are settling into new housing at the University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBCO). “The connection that on-campus living brings is a vital part of the student experience, and I was thrilled to visit Skeena Residence and see the students bring this building to life,” said Anne Kang, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 202117 Views

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Work begins on 28-unit affordable rental building at Tsawout First Nation – Times Colonist

September 28, 2021 Construction is starting on a five-storey rental building on Tsawout First Nation land in Central Saanich. The 28-unit building is expected to be ready for tenants in spring 2023. The Tsawout First Nation, B.C. Housing and the Salish Sea Housing Society are partnering in the project, designed to offer affordable rents and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 202116 Views

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Affordable housing for families coming to Tsawout First Nation

VICTORIA – Construction is getting underway on a new housing development designed for Indigenous peoples in the workforce on the Tsawout First Nation in Central Saanich. “This project will help working people in Saanich stay connected to their culture, communities and families,” said Lana Popham, MLA for Saanich South. “We will continue to work in […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 202120 Views

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Innovative Indigenous-led housing project set to rise beside Vancouver’s Burrard Street Bridge – Capital Current

Completed in 1932, the Burrard Street Bridge stretches across False Creek to connect downtown Vancouver with the Kitsilano neighbourhood. The structure was built during a period of urban growth in the 1920s and 1930s, to link the urban core to the budding University of British Columbia and burgeoning suburbs in the south end of Vancouver. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 202122 Views

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Indigenous student housing opens at College of New Caledonia

PRINCE GEORGE – Indigenous students attending the College of New Caledonia (CNC) now have a culturally safe and welcoming environment to call home with the opening of the first Indigenous-specific student housing at the college. Named by Lheidli T’enneh First Nation Elder Josie Paul, the 12-bed building is called Nahoonai-a, which means “to find” or […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 202119 Views

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People moving into new supportive housing complex in Vancouver

Sept. 7, 2021 VANCOUVER – Nearly 100 people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Vancouver are moving into new safe and secure homes, as the doors open on new supportive homes. “This project is another example of how we are taking urgent action with our partners to provide the homes people experiencing homelessness need […]

by ahnationtalk on September 7, 202132 Views

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