Yorkton Tribal Council students learn industrial skills while building tiny home

March 8, 2017

Thirteen high school students from Yorkton Tribal Council member nations are developing trades skills while building a tiny home in a collaboration with Your Choice Homes for seven weekends. The pilot project aims to empower the students, provide them a high school industrial arts credit, and build smaller housing for reserves. “It's a little bit bigger than the typical tiny home … but they started right from scratch,” commented Isabel O'Soup, chief of the Yorkton Tribal Council. The project occurs over seven weekends, as students learn a different stage of building each weekend. O’Soup explained that the students have been learning electrical skills, carpentry, plumbing, roofing, and measuring while working on the project: “You just can't ever take that feeling of pride away from them. I think it encourages not only them, it encourages peers, and we'll have all kinds of carpenters, plumbers and electricians in our communities.” CBC | APTN News