Understanding Indigenous Homelessness

Given the profound impact homelessness and inadequate housing have on Indigenous Peoples we wish to place special emphasis on understanding the degree to which colonization, including the residential school system and 60s Scoop, as well as ongoing systemic oppression and racism impact on the experience of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples who are homeless. We support initiatives that are Indigenous-led, driven or governed. It should also be noted that issues of Indigenous homelessness intersect with all of our other research priorities and will also be addressed therein. The Definition of Indigenous Homelessness in Canada, authored by Jesse Thistle, is a project of the COH.