Yukon, Canada First Nation signs historic housing agreement

Mark Rodgers, the senior vice president of Habitat for Humanity, said he hopes this agreement is one of many to come in the future. (CBC)Champagne Aishihik First Nation to work with Habitat for Humanity on affordable housing

A historic agreement between the Champagne and Aishihik First Nation and Habitat for Humanity was signed at the Council of Yukon First Nations Thursday.

The groups will work together to build affordable housing on the First Nation’s settlement lands. This is the first agreement of its kind in Canada.

Mark Rodgers, the senior vice president of Habitat for Humanity Canada, was on hand for the signing. He said he hopes it’s a sign of things to come.

“Today we sign this historic document between Habitat Yukon and Champagne and Aishihik First Nation. And by this we are signifying the desire to bring hope to many families in this community and hopefully across the country,” said Rodgers.

Champagne and Aishihik chief James Allen hopes work can begin on a tri-plex in the First Nation’s Takhini River subdivision this year.

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