CAW Supports Ojibway Nation Cabin Build
July 24, 2013, 2:35 PM EST
The CAW is proud to support Biimadasahwin, a grassroots indigenous cabin building project started by Darlene Necan and other women from the Ojibway Nation of Saugeen of Treaty 3 and Treaty 9 Territory in the Thunder Bay District of Northwestern Ontario.
Biimadasahwin, the name given to this project, means "life" in Ojibway. The goal is to build homes, a gathering place and to return to traditional territory. In building homes and communal spaces, the project addresses homelessness and the need to protect the land.
The project is currently working to build the infrastructure for a summer youth camp and meeting place to support local indigenous activists.
The CAW and CAW staff retirees contributed $1,500 to the project. Many individual members and staff have also made contributions.
For more information on the current campaign and to learn how to support this important initiative visit: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/biimadasahwin-gathering-place