Earlier this week, the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations called on the federal government to invest in First Nations housing during this year’s federal budget.

The Liberal government announced their proposed budget on Thursday and among the proposed investments was over $4 billion for First Nations housing.

“With the climate change crisis affecting First Nations people’s housing situations, including those who rely on ice roads to access building materials, the Federal Government’s commitment to the Treaty Right to Shelter continues to be non-negotiable,” said FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron in response to the budget.

While the FSIN is happy to see the investments in First Nation housing they say they plan to lobby for even more funding in next year’s budget.

“The 2022 budget is a good initial start and we look forward to advocating for a greater increase for the Federal Budget 2023, to ensure that we continue to implement our Inherent and Treaty Right to Shelter,” said Cameron.

(PHOTO: FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron.  File Photo)