Native and non-native volunteers needed for Operation Beaver program
Frontiers Foundation is looking for people willing to help build new, safe, warm homes in partnership with northern native families right across Canada. If you have construction experience, share it with those who want to train on site. All travel, accommodation and food expenses are provided. Minimum three months.
The erection of a pyramid, a Wigwam or any structure is no longer permitted at Parliament Hill demonstrations, so on March 1, 2012 we had to manage with a big circle at the Eternal Flame. We prayed and pleaded for safe, warm, enduring and affordable Canadian housing to replace U.S. built F-35 warplanes and more prisons as a federal budget priority. Terrible winter weather kept the expected strong Algonquin contingent snowbound, and a mechanical breakdown stranded our Canada Coach charter from Toronto for 1 ½ hours near Kingston. That bus was carrying Frontiers Foundation Executive Director Marco A. Guzman, Project Amik Residents Committee President Mike MacTague, several FF and NFARC Board Directors, Aboriginal people from Council Fire, Native Women’s Resource Centre, Wigwamen Terrace and key speaker Anglican Archbishop Terry Finlay (Retired). Bus was also carrying our protest signs and miniature houses; replacement bus finally arrived at 1:20 p.m. for last twenty minutes of rally.
ALL MEMBERS OF FRONTIERS FOUNDATION & NEW FRONTIERS ABORIGINAL RESIDENTIAL CORPORATION, ALL MEMBERS OF THE OPERATION BEAVER DIVISION & PROJECT AMIK RESIDENTS' COMMITTEE, AND ALL OTHER ABORIGINAL ORGANIZATIONS, PLUS ALL SUPPORTING NGOs, SERVICE CLUBS AND CITIZENS' GROUPS
On Nov. 24-25, 2005, Prime Minister Paul Martin promised national Aboriginal leaders at Kelowna five billion dollars for housing, health and education. This crucial commitment has since been ERASED by the Harper government. Instead, at least twenty billion has been contracted for 65 new American warplanes, all to be bought from and build by Lockheed Martin in the U.S.A. This fortune could produce 200,000 new, safe, warm, healthy homes and employ/train a million Canadians to do the job.
We simply cannot tolerate Ottawa's strangulation of nationally and desperately needed activity on Canada's number one priority need: Affordable Housing.