For Immediate Release
October 26, 2018
9 NEW HOMES, MORE ON THE WAY!
Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation, Treaty 6 Territory – It’s been nearly a decade since the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation has been in a position to build homes on the First Nation, but according to Councillor Edwin Ananas, 9 new homes are being purchased, and more are on the way.
“We’re proud to officially announce the acquisition of 9 new homes for the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation” exclaimed Ananas. “The contracts have been signed, and construction will begin within the next few months; through the project there are will be potential opportunities for employment for qualified band members, and a transparent process in accordance with our Housing Policy will be employed to award those homes to deserving band members.”
9 new homes will be purchased through a partnership with Indigenous Services Canada (formerly INAC), and Zak’s Home Building Supplies of Hague, Saskatchewan.
“What welcome news for our community, it’s been a long time coming! It’s exciting to see the fruits of all of the hard work, and dedication to a share vision coming to reality. Today, I am proud to join Public Works & Housing Director, Derek Cameron and Councillor Ananas in this announcement” said Chief Roy Petit.
The Ready-to-Move homes (RTMs) will be built in Hague and transported upon completion to pre-determined housing lots in the existing sub-division. The Willow Cree Housing Authority will be responsible for selecting members to occupy the homes. Each home is valued at approximately $160,000.00. More information will be available at an up-coming Housing Information Session, we hope that you will attend.
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For more information, please contact:
Chief & Council Communications