Tree Frog Forestry News

Saik’uz First Nation opens micro-homes for members

By Aman Parhar
Vanderhoof Omineca Express
November 29, 2019
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada, Canada West

Cory John and Priscilla Mueller

Saik’uz First Nation are opening 10 new homes to fill the void for housing in the community. Eight of the ten homes were opened Thursday, and Priscilla Mueller, chief of the First Nation community said the new homes have alleviated a lot of stress. The remaining two, will be opened for members before Christmas this year. Apart from the 10 individual homes, Saik’uz also built three two-bedroom triplexes this year. “We have a lot of single people here. Additionally, we have a lack of housing for elderly members too. So to have these 10 homes, is just such a huge thing for the community,” said Mueller. The new residences have been built by Alair Homes, and through a partnership with Sinclar Group Forest Products Ltd. “In the future, we are looking for major industry to partner with us and I think they are waking up and realizing that they need to partner with First Nation communities,” Saik’uz chief said.

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