Fort Severn receives Housing Innovation Recognition Award

At the First Nations Northern Housing Conference held at the Prince Arthur Hotel on February 17 to 19, 2004 in Thunder Bay, Fort Severn received the HOUSING INNOVATION RECOGNITION AWARD. The award recognizes the community's innovative efforts and strategies to contracting local building contractors to construct their new homes. Housing designs include various innovative construction packages to meet the unique environmental and financing challenges facing remote First Nations.

George Kakekaspan, Fort Severn's Project Manager and former chief, was on hand to lead a workshop providing other First Nations with details about their work in meeting local housing needs. He accepted the award on behalf of the community.

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