USask donates 22 cabins to Montreal Lake Cree Nation

June 4, 2020

The University of Saskatchewan has donated 22 cabins from the shuttered Kenderdine Campus to the Montreal Lake Cree Nation to help the community meet their urgent need for additional housing due to the pandemic. “We have families identified who will be moving into their units, and they are really excited to be able to have an opportunity to call a place their own,” said Montreal Lake Chief Frank Roberts. Montreal Lake will be renovating and upgrading the buildings as required in the coming months. A group called Keep Kenderdine, which has been advocating for a revival of the campus since its closure in 2012, has opposed the move citing a lack of consultation and concern about damage to the ecological area. USask told CBC that the university did not move any buildings of historical interest and that the move was conducted with as little damage to the surrounding area as possible. USask | CBC (SK)