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First Nations Build

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Fredericton, New Brunswick

July 29- August 5, 2017 

Build a house for a First Nation's Family!

Are you looking for a life changing experience and to make a positive difference in the lives of others and yourself?  To learn and experience the culture of indigenous Canadians while helping a family in a First Nations community in need of a simple, decent and affordable home? If so, then please join us in Fredericton where you will roll-up your sleeves with your fellow like-minded team members working alongside the family and local community members to inspire, build long lasting relationships and offer hope for First Nations families and communities. All it takes is a positive, open-minded, flexible attitude, a willingness to learn, a sense of humor and the desire to have fun while working hard as part of a team.  There are no prior skills or construction experience required.


Why should I go to Tobique First Nations Community?

Tobique First Nation is one of six Wolastoqiyik or Maliseet Nation reserves in New Brunswick, Canada. Tobique is the largest of the Wolastoqiyik and Maliseet Nation reserves in NB with a population of approximately 2,500. The Tobique Reserve is located on the north side of the Tobique River. The Tobique Reserve, established in 1801 with nearly 20,000 acres, was granted after a petition to the government by band members. Over the years, the reserve was reduced by surrenders to squatters and a major surrender in 1892. Roughly two-thirds of members of the Tobique First Nation reside on the reserve lands. 


Tell me about Habitat for Humanity Fredericton

Habitat for Humanity Fredericton Area is a non-profit charitable organization working towards a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. Habitat for Humanity brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership. Our territory covers the Fredericton area, western and northern New Brunswick. 
2017 is planned to be a very exciting year for the Habitat for Humanity Fredericton Area with a goal of 12 families moving into a decent and affordable home of their own by the end of the year. This includes two builds to celebrate Canada’s 150th with home dedications the week of July 1st, two builds on First Nations, our 4th build in partnership with CCNB Edmundston and a blitz build by the Atlantic Canada Manufactured Housing Association in Fredericton


What will my week look like?

Saturday July 29 - Team Arrives

Sunday July 30 - Cultural Day

Monday July 31 - Build Day

Tuesday August 1 - Build Day

Wednesday August 2 - Build Day

Thursday August 3 - Build Day

Friday August 4 - Build Day

Saturday August 5 - Team Departs 

 Where will I stay? What will I eat?

Our accommodation will be in a lodge at a local campground with two large dorm style rooms. Breakfasts and dinners will be prepared by the team or at local restaurants and lunch will be at the build site. Snacks and water will be provided at the worksite.



What will it cost?

This cost for this 8 day opportunity to build in Fredericton is approximately
$1,570 + round-trip airfare

The trip cost covers: lodging, food and ground transportation for the build portion of the trip, traveler’s medical insurance, orientation materials, and a donation to HFH Fredericton and the Global Village Canada program. Participants will need to arrange and pay for round-trip air transportation from their point of departure to Fredericton. Flight arrangements must be made in consultation with the team leader.

*Habitat for Humanity Canada will issue two separate charitable donation tax receipts: 1) for the Habitat trip fee; and 2) one for the eligible airfare (the airfare related tax receipt is issued after the trip). 


Meet the Team Leaders: Ken and Rhonda 

Ken Rutherford and Rhonda Gomes are so excited to be leading their 4th Global Village team. They have previously led GV teams to Fiji (2016), El Salvador (2015) and Nepal (2014), and will be leading a team to Lesotho in October 2017, after sharing an amazing experience on a GV build in New Zealand (2013) that transformed both of their lives. Previous experience also includes participating on Global Village teams in Egypt, Poland, Kenya,and  the Philippines.. Ken has also had the opportunity to participate on a reconciliation trip to the Kitchenuhmaykoosip Inninuwug First Nations community in 2016 where he experienced the culture, living conditions and way of life of indigenous Canadians. Ken and Rhonda share a common passion and vision to inspire and support people in need around the world while building many lasting friendships along the way.

In addition to planning and leading a successful build, Ken and Rhonda enjoy witnessing the impact that a team of like-minded, hard-working and determined people can have in such a short period of time. This combined with providing so much hope and inspiration to the local community and the families makes for a very rewarding and humbling experience. We all return home from the adventure with a rejuvenated spirit after having been so enriched by the whole experience.

If you find yourself searching for a new experience in your life and this build sounds like an intriguing adventure, we would love to hear from you!

For more information about this exciting opportunity, please feel free to contact either one of us at Ken or Rhonda or apply now using our on-line application!

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