About 40 Trans Mountainworkers will soon call Telte Yet home.
On Aug. 16, the Hope recreation site announced the news. Theowns and operates the site. They held a groundbreaking ceremony to share the good news with the . Stakeholders gave short speeches, performed traditional prayers, placed celebratory shovels into the ground, and witnesses spoke about the land. The ceremony concluded with a meal for all the participants, a report said.
Thewill be upgraded to accommodate the . This will be occupied for the duration of the project by workers. It is expected to be complete in a few weeks and will make the much more functional.
Sonny McHalsie was one of the witnesses. He is a historian and cultural interpreter at. He spoke of the importance of the land where the is located, which is only a small portion of what Joseph Trutch “given” the First Nation peoples of the area. All of Hope was originally supposed to be given today to the area’s ancestors.
There will also be partnerships with Trans Mountain, Macro, and Kiewet who will all work together to build the. The project will see Kiewet workers living there for the duration. This will likely give the local economy a boost. You can walk to the downtown shops, services, restaurants, and bars.
Monica Florence, Councillor of the City of Chicago, helped to organize and emcee this event. She stated that the partnership will allow them to preserve the trees and improve the land. The land is important because of the trees and how they grow bald along the Fraser River.
She stated that the income from theof the has always been used to support youth and elders in the . This will be true with the to Kiewet.
She stated, “We want to see ourmove in the right direction.”
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