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Tiny homes project benefitting students and Indigenous communities – Northern Ontario Business

February 20th 2024

KZ Lodge, the Indigenous skilled trades training program at Hammarskjold High School, celebrated the completion of their second modular home on Friday

THUNDER BAY – For Grade 12 Hammarskjold High School student Hunter Ritch, the program that he’s been involved with for the last couple of years hits close to home.

Ritch — who is from Eabametoong First Nation — is part of KZ Lodge, which is an Indigenous skilled trades training program that celebrated the completion of their second modular home, which is destined for a Matawa First Nations community.

“It means a lot,” Ritch said.

“I’m sure a lot of people here in Thunder Bay have it pretty good, but if you put yourself in the situation that a lot of people go through elsewhere … it’s really hard. I really hope something like this works out and it’s just the start.”

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