Whatì will build two homes, with $500,000 in NWT funding, after becoming the first community to get a housing plan under a new housing corporation initiative.
Access to tools and materials is a challenge as communities address the poor condition of much NWT housing – but views differ on how to make that access easier.
Ottawa's first stand-alone Minister of Northern Affairs, Dan Vandal, is about to spend two days in Yellowknife. Who he will meet remains to be determined.
The Yellowknives Dene have begun designing a new housing strategy. If it works, it'll be a "complete departure" from current ways of managing NWT housing.
"The Dene want a chance to do something about this." A pilot project being pitched to Ottawa would help Kátł’odeeche First Nation residents build homes.
An Elder went weeks without a fully functioning furnace as temperatures dipped below -30C. Now, an Indigenous-owned Yellowknife business has stepped in.
As the NWT's housing minister acknowledged the territory desperately needs new homes, four young people in Colville Lake are getting the job done themselves.
Twelve "micro condos" set to be built in downtown Yellowknife next year are now available for purchase. For $194,000, you get 280 square feet of living space.
Saying the NWT must use "one strong voice" in Ottawa, the NWT Housing Corporation welcomed the Dene Nation's stated intent to seek federal cash for Dene homes.
Rooms of bunk beds and a "gloomy" interior are gone. A new-look downtown Yellowknife women's shelter will reopen just before Christmas.
The Dene Nation entered the NWT's housing crisis, using an Assembly of First Nations gathering to signify its intent to seek federal cash for Dene homes.
Yellowknife's housing affordability crisis doubled in size over the past decade, a report shows. One realtor said renters, in particular, are being squeezed.