From Concept to Design

July 13, 2021



In 2020-21 the First Nations Housing and Infrastructure Council of BC (FNHIC-BC) managed the most comprehensive research project ever conducted into what First Nations people are saying about housing and infrastructure in BC First Nations. In "From Concept to Design” FNHIC-BC reports on how BC First Nations people envision transferring authority from the federal government and building their own housing and infrastructure delivery system. As part of the movement towards self-government, First Nations are working towards taking control of their own public service. In the housing and infrastructure field that means First Nations working together and making Indigenous knowledge-based decisions that will result in transformative legal and social change. Building a new system that provides a central advocacy voice and empowers First Nations to deliver housing and infrastructure in a way the meets the needs of their people is reconciliation in action.


Read the report here.