Kiiwetinoong member Sol Mamakwa is supporting calls for help, on behalf of members in Cat Lake.
"I was just up there," he said last week. "I saw these conditions for myself. I'm not surprised the state of emergency is necessary."
He estimates 90 households in the community are uninhabitable, due to:
black mold,structural issues, andelectrical wiring not being up to code.
The 2011 census said there were 125 homes in the community.
Last night, the wind chill hit minus 39 in Cat Lake.