Cat Lake housing and health crisis deal inked – Daily Miner and News

February 27, 2019

Indigenous Services Canada and Cat Lake First Nation officials signed an interim agreement meant to provide “immediate and long term” support while the First Nations battles a housing and health crisis, the federal government said.

The Thursday deal comes just a few days after the death of a community member, Nashie Oombash. Her family said they believe her death was related to living in a mould-infested house.

Minister of Indigenous Services Seamus O’Regan and Kenora MP Bob Nault met with Chief Matthew Keewaykapow and the leadership of Cat Lake First Nation and Windigo Tribal Council in Thunder Bay to ink the deal that includes a total of $7.6-million in federal funds earmarked for housing.

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