For Immediate Release

November 6, 2018


Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation, Treaty 6 Territory – For the first time in nearly 10 years, a new home is being awarded to an eligible recipient of the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation.

Construction began on the Pimacihowin House, which was fully funded through a partnership with BHP Billiton, in 2015. The 4 bedroom, energy-efficient home was built entirely by students at the Constable Robin Cameron Education Complex Industrial Arts program.

“Students of the Pimacihowin Project have worked hard on this home – they met this morning to select a deserving recipient for the house and are proud to award the new home to Carrie Sutherland proclaimed Chief Petit. “There were many applicants, and there are many families in our community who are in need and deserving of a new home, but our youth made this decision and felt that due to current circumstances, this family was the best recipient.”

 In order to be considered for the Pimacihowin House, applicants needed to:

  • be a member of the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation;
  • submit an essay explaining their need;
  • be a family with two or more children; and
  • be drug and alcohol free.

Carrie was notified this morning about her selection.

“I am so very, very happy and grateful” exclaimed Carrie. “With what’s going on in my family, this is a clean start and a new life for us… I also want to thank everybody for taking the time read our application. I’m so honoured to be selected for this new house!”

The Sutherland family will take possession of the home at a ribbon cutting ceremony once the home is completed in the very near future.

Congratulations Carrie, Shireen, Garrett Jr, Serenity and Sydney!

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For more information, please contact:

Chief & Council Communications
306-467-4523  |

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