Canada and the shíshàlh Nation announce an important housing investment 

July 11, 2022 at 9:04 pm  Federal, Politics

July 8, 2022 — Traditional swiya (territory) of the shíshàlh Nation, British Columbia — Crown−Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown−Indigenous Relations, joined hiwus (Chief) Warren Paull of the shíshàlh Nation to announce significant investments in housing infrastructure that will support the development of a subdivision in the Nation to provide critically needed housing for dozens of member families. The Government of Canada is providing a total of $9.1 million towards the project through the Indigenous Community Infrastructure Fund (ICIF).

The ICIF, announced in Budget 2021, provides recipients with the flexibility to design and deliver infrastructure projects that make the most sense for their communities. For Indigenous self-governing and modern treaty partners, some of these projects are expected to include upgrades to water systems, the construction of cultural and community facilities, and the building of new homes for current residents and future growth. To date, $94.2 million over four years has been dedicated to British Columbia-based self-governing and modern treaty nations.

The Government of Canada is working to reduce social and economic inequities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, making immediate, long-term investments to help close critical infrastructure gaps.

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