Read the May 2024 issue of Achimowina – NCN’s community, government, business, arts and events news.

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Second Lobbying Trip to Ottawa

On March 19th and 20th, Chief Levasseur, Councillor Jeremiah Spence, and three NCN Elders, Elvis Thomas, Yvonne Hart, and Morley Moore, met with various government officials in Ottawa for a follow-up to their first lobbying trip in November 2023.

Their main topics of discussion included:

  • Housing: the most critical issue facing NCN. Our community is dealing with severe overcrowding and is in need of more than 700 new homes. Our existing housing stock is in disrepair, with 117 units requiring renovations. There are currently 77 lots in preparation for housing, with a total of 400 units being planned for the coming years. This is still 300 units shy of the current demand. ATEC’s and Pewapun’s capacity to support housing construction were outlined.
  • Multi-Use Governance Building: the Nation has taken the initiative to fund the design phase independently because this is a top priority for NCN.
  • New Elementary School: due to delays in construction, NCN must now update its feasibility study (which was completed in 2017) to qualify for federal funding.
  • Fibre Optics Cost Recovery: NCN is seeking compensation for more than $2M in expenditures from connecting last-mile fibre optics to the community in 2021.
  • Health Centre: delays to NCN’s healthcare centre are unacceptable as the community needs this infrastructure and service immediately.
  • Language & Culture: Preservation, promotion and protection of our language and culture (presented by Elders Thomas, Hart and Moore).

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Read the May 2024 issue of Achimowina