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Crowdfunding to build, repair homes

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Compiled by Shari Narine







Idle No More co-founder Sylvia McAdam has taken on the “One House, Many Nations” Indiegogo campaign. She launched the campaign Oct. 7 after seeing the state of housing while running for chief in Big River First Nation. The target is US$15,000 to build a single log cabin with a wood stove, garden, solar panels and a composting toilet. Once that home is built, it will seek a further $15,000 to build or repair another home. Then another. And another. “We are hoping to build or repair one house at a time,” the Indiegogo site says. “In time, we hope to grow so that we can reach all Nations.” About one week into the campaign, “One House, Many Nations” had raised US$5,447, with funds committed by 94 people.