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First Nation Sustainable Development Standards

Naughton, Ontario

The goal of this 1000 page 2-binder toolkit is to illustrate how First Nation communities can develop housing programs and guidelines, then produce housing standards that result in the creation of affordable, durable, healthy, culturally-appropriate and sustainable houses in First Nation communities. The First Chapter describes community assessment and capacity development strategies while the second chapter focuses on establishing Good Governance in a community. The Third Chapter identifies good design strategies and sustainable building materials and equipment, while the Forth Chapter focuses specifically on building code, project management, and construction standards.


The FNSDS are one of the principle outcomes of the G’Wiigwaamnaaniin (Our Homes) Building Homes and Building Skills project, a joint project of the Assembly of First Nations, the (Mike) Holmes Group and Atikameksheng Anishnawbek, prepared with the financial and human resources of the First Nations Market Housing Fund (FNMHF), as well as the three members of the Building Homes and Building Skills project.

Status: Published 2017


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