Trent U – Building Community: Durham GTA Staff Participate in Habitat for Humanity Indigenous Build
Sep. 21, 2018
”We are honoured to be part of such an important day,” said Dr. Dawn Lavell-Harvard, director of the First Peoples House of Learning at Trent, speaking of Trent’s involvement in Habitat for Humanity Durham’s recent Indigenous build. “This is about more than just having a roof over your head. This day was not about framing walls or digging trenches; it was about protecting our children, holding our families together, and ultimately strengthening our nations – one family at a time.”
Trent Durham GTA staff participated in Habitat for Humanity Durham’s Indigenous Build on September 15, joining a team of other community volunteers. The day consisted of work on the exterior framing of the home and making space for the construction of a wheel chair ramp. Guest speakers addressed the group throughout the day, including Dr. Lavell-Harvard, who spoke about the impact that these builds have on providing indigenous youth with healthy and safe homes to live in. The event also included a drum circle presented by the Métis Nation of Ontario.