There has been a lack of research that expresses the experience of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. This has allowed misconceptions about how people experience homelessness. One of these misconceptions is that Aboriginal Peoples travel between the urban centre and rural reservation. This research has confirmed that people who leave the reservation are not likely to move back.
No moving back: A study of the intersection of rural and urban homelessness for Aboriginal people in Calgary, Alberta was prepared for Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, National Housing Secretariat by Thurston, W. E., Milaney, K., Turner, D., Coupal, S. in 2013.