FIRST LOOK: Vision for Kapyong Barracks

OTTAWA — The abandoned Kapyong Barracks lands could include a daycare, hotel, Indigenous hospice, war museum and gas bar, according to initial renderings of how local First Nations envision the site. Renderings commissioned by Treaty One First Nations show the the 160-acre site could also include sports facilities and mixed-use buildings, in the first detailed…

Keesh Housing Units Underway

A new housing development’s been underway just southeast of Portage la Prairie at Long Plain First Nation’s Keeshkeemaquah Village. Chief Dennis Meeches explains. “The latest housing project is a 55-plus CHMC project,” says Meeches. “We’ve had some accelerated development happen here at the Keeshkeemaquah Village. We’re looking forward to this particular project, because it’ll serve…

Treaty Day Celebrations

Today was Treaty Day at Long Plain First Nation. Councillor Liz Merrick says the day started off with an opening prayer. “Today is a special day. It used to be about just handing out money,” says Merrick, referring to the five dollars given out by Indigenous Services Canada and the twenty dollars from their land…