Trent U – Building Community: Durham GTA Staff Participate in Habitat for Humanity Indigenous Build

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 201884 Views

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.


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