New complex for Indigenous students to be built in Sept-Îles

September 8, 2021
A new complex providing affordable housing and communal spaces for Indigenous students will be built in Sept-Îles. The complex, which has received $13.4M from the Government of Quebec and $6.1M from the federal government, will include 30 affordable dwellings, common areas, collaborative spaces, a shared kitchen, and areas for games and Indigenous cultural activities. The complex aims to provide Indigenous students with a supportive environment in which to complete their postsecondary studies. “For Indigenous peoples, self-determination involves governing ourselves and freely making the most of our opportunities for economic, political, social and cultural development,” said Tanya Sirois, VP of the Société immobilière du Regroupement des centres d’amitié autochtones du Québec. “This investment confirms once again that we are a vital economic and social force. Furthermore, the project will boost the economic vitality of Sept-Îles and bring peoples closer together.” Nation Talk | Montreal Gazette (QC)