Creating an Economy for Malahat Nation
by Tricia Thomas
Malahat First Nation’s marine development plan took another step forward on March 18 when the Cowichan Valley Regional District held a public hearing on the proposal.
Chief Michael Harry talked about the waterfront complex and said the driving force behind it was the fact that Malahat people want to come home and participate more in their community. That’s why he and his council are focused on building the nation’s economy and creating jobs, especially for younger people.
In addition to building the boat launch, café, gallery and other facilities, Malahat plans 26 new homes by 2020 to house its growing population.