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The Muskrat Hut – Yorkton This Week

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 201932 Views

August 11, 2019

For First Nations communities in northern Canada and other remote regions, access to safe and clean water, toilets, and food preparation areas present a serious challenge to communal gatherings.

For Elders, women, youth, and gender-diverse community members, this often means they simply do not participate in community events. And chemical porta-potties and rental shower units can be expensive, environmentally hazardous, and unavailable in northern regions.

Members of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation community in Manitoba, as well as University of Saskatchewan education professor Alex Wilson and her team, want to solve this accessibility problem by relying on Indigenous knowledge and resources. They are addressing the pervasive issue of the Indigenous housing crisis by creating a solution from within the Indigenous community, building what they have aptly named a Muskrat Hut.

Read More: https://www.yorktonthisweek.com/regional-news/the-muskrat-hut-1.23911123

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