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Mold and holes: 40 years of housing problems in Northwest Territories



Charlotte Morritt-Jacobs
APTN National News

It’s all too common to see First Nation communities living in Third World conditions – especially when it comes to housing.

Small communities in the Northwest Territories are no exception.

“It’s getting worse every year,” said Wrigley resident Charlie Tale. “Because this springtime my family got sick. Annie has asthma, Savana has asthma and my little girl who is seven years old has asthma. They had to go to the health center to get oxygen every second day.”

The community was relocated in 1965 by the federal government with a promise of new houses that never materialized.

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One Response to “Mold and holes: 40 years of housing problems in Northwest Territories”

  1. katherine.bitzan@yahoo.com'
    kathy bitzan June 20, 2017 at 9:51 pm #

    These homes should all be demolished and fresh housing brought in for these folks. Dealing with some issues from being over at my granddaughters and not realizing that the what we called animal stains was actually mold. It’s been a year and I still struggle to breath. I have taken some measure like Vitamin C and L-Lysine I have found very helpful. Lots of it. Black cumin seed oil also. Then I started rubbing castor oil and Frankincense on my chest to break up phlegm and congestion. It’s like having a super bad cold for months. But this is what has helped me. Also staying away from their home.

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