Our Member of Parliament Niki Ashton reports as she travels our region one thing is clear and that is despite all the challenges many communities face there are also many innovative initiatives that are making a difference. One of these initiatives she explains is in the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation where she was inspired by a new initiative headed up by their Atoskiwin Training and Education Centre. She say young people are becoming apprentices by building much needed housing in their community and they shared how proud they were of the work they were doing and the opportunity to become red seal carpenters while doing it.
In Fisher River she met with the Chief and Council where they discussed their many initiatives including a ground breaking solar farm that will be built this summer.
Ashton says many of these projects are being developed with limited support from other levels of government and her message to the federal government is if you want innovative solutions you can look at many of the things that are happening in our region and she is asking the federal government to become a true partner so that communities in our region can do even more.