OTTAWA, Nov. 20, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, congratulated Peerless Trout First Nation on the completed construction of a new, state-of-the-art administration office. This facility uses the latest energy saving and heating technologies as well as the latest innovations in security and modern, open design.
The construction of the administration building was funded through a trust established under the land claim settlement in 2010 between Bigstone First Nation and the governments of Canada and Alberta. The settlement committed the establishment of the Peerless Trout First Nation as well as the federal government's investment of $15 million into the trust. Peerless Trout First Nation has been able to fund numerous other infrastructure projects through this trust to continue improvements for their community.
"Our government is proud to have collaborated with the Peerless Trout First Nation on the construction of their new administration building. Through environmentally friendly investments like this, they are not only making improvements for their community, but also showing leadership in working towards a green, sustainable future for everyone."
The Honourable Jane Philpott
Minister of Indigenous Services
- The Peerless Trout First Nation is located in northeastern Alberta. It has a registered population of 949.
- The administration office is one of several state-of-the-art infrastructure projects at Peerless Trout First Nation funded by the 2010 Land Claim Settlement Trust Fund, including two new schools and expanded housing.
- These infrastructure projects are developments that respond to the needs of the individual communities, based upon collaboration and feedback through nation-to-nation partnership with Peerless Trout First Nation.
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SOURCE Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
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