Earlier this year the federal government launched the Indigenous Homes Innovation Challenge, an award of $30 million dollars for a project that improves people’s health, safety and security on reserves. Lost in the critique of this challenge, are any in-depth, community-based responses to the Challenge. This is not the ideal solution. But if there is genuine engagement with community needs, could it offer some relief?
@foxx331979 Laurette is of First Nation & German descent, a member of the Treaty 8 community Prophet River First Nation in northeast BC. She spent 5 years in Prophet River as a Social Assistance Worker, Health Director & elected council member for 3 years. She moved back to Yukon in 2014 & returned to school to pursue a Master of Public Administration through the University of Southeast Alaska & Certificate of Indigenous Governance at Yukon College. She holds a Bachelor of Social Work & Certificate of Criminology from Yukon College.