A provincial MLA says a deal has been reached for new homes on the Little Saskatchewan First Nation.

Residents had been forced from the community due to flooding in 2011.

Many of the residents from the First Nation, located in the Interlake, have been living temporarily at the Misty Lake Lodge, north of Gimli.

Minister of Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Eric Robinson said new homes will be built on high ground in the First Nation community, so that future floods won’t threaten them.

The deal will bring 40 new homes to Little Saskatchewan First Nation.