Displacement, Housing and Homelessness in Northern Manitoba Communities

November 5, 2020
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The fact that Indigenous people are consistently overrepresented in homeless counts across Canada reflects the lack of attention to its causes, such as the historical effects of colonization.  Importantly, according to Thistle, homelessness for Indigenous people is not just about the absence of a roof over peoples heads, it is an experience of being “…isolated from their relationships to the land, water, place, family , kin, each other, animals, cultures, language and identities”.  This isolation has been worsened by years of neglect and slap and dash responses from governments.