A new initiative is helping to further Indigenous-led ideas to address Indigenous social and housing needs. Under the Indigenous Homes Innovation Initiative, 24 proponents have been selected (from 342 submissions) to participate in an Accelerator period, which will provide innovators with mentoring support from Indigenous architects and other professionals to refine their ideas into projects that can be implemented. The program was open to First Nation, Inuit and Métis Nation innovators who have housing ideas for rural, urban or remote Indigenous communities. Kim Sigurdson from Pikangikum First Nation – Health Authority in partnership with Indigenous Innovations Corporation (Ontario) will receive support with the design and development of its ‘Community Safe Village’. The idea aims to provide safe, transitional, emergency housing with professional and culturally sensitive support for community members escaping violence. Focus area: Support for vulnerable populations David L. Flood from Wahkohtowin Development General Partnership Inc. (Chapleau, Ontario) will receive support to develop the idea of a “tree to home” supply chain that uses local resources and labour to m...