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January 17, 2024

Nunavut needs more housing, but in the capital, that can’t happen without more water

The mayor of Iqaluit says water infrastructure must go alongside any new housing developments. Photo: Danielle Paradis/APTN.  APTN News: The Canadian Press – The mayor of Nunavut’s capital says the city’s housing crisis cannot be solved unless another crisis is dealt with first. Iqaluit doesn’t have access to the water it needs to support a...

August 24, 2023

Some Indigenous leaders reject PM’s ‘out of touch’ housing comments

‘I can’t believe he said that,’ responds Native Women’s Association of Canada head Carol McBride CBC News: Don’t tell Carol McBride housing isn’t a primary federal responsibility.  As a former chief, McBride remembers being in a housing crisis when she led the Timiskaming First Nation in northwestern Quebec — and that was in the 1990s....

August 19, 2023

Federal underfunding of Indigenous housing leads to years-long wait-lists, frustration

Assembly of First Nations said last year $44B needed for current on-reserve housing requirements Nojoud Al Mallees, Alessia Passafiume · The Canadian Press · Posted: Aug 19, 2023 12:34 PM EDT | Last Updated: August 19 CBC News: The Canadian Press – Stefania Giesbrecht was hoping that by the time she finished her studies, she could move back to her...

June 12, 2023

Canada’s continued ‘failure’ to provide adequate housing led to lawsuit says chief

First Nation in Manitoba proposes class action against Ottawa for housing conditions. APTN News: The chief of a remote First Nation in northern Manitoba is proposing a national class action lawsuit against the federal government for failing to address the housing crisis in Indigenous communities. Chief Elvin Flett of St. Theresa Point First Nation is seeking $5...

February 16, 2023

Liberals on pace to miss First Nations housing targets by ‘between 58 and 141 years,’ NDP says

First Nations built 4,200 new homes through federal program since Trudeau won power, documents show CBC News: Liberal government spending for on-reserve housing is on pace to leave First Nations out in the cold for decades, if not more than a century, two New Democrat MPs charged on Thursday in Ottawa. Newly released figures obtained...

January 9, 2023

Indigenous group seeks control of $300M housing fund

Funds are part of a new federal $4.3 billion Indigenous Housing strategy to support improvements to First Nation and Metis housing By Frank O’Brien | January 9, 2023, 10:40am  NationTalk: BIV – A new Indigenous group is seeking control of $300 million in federal government funds meant to deliver housing to remote and rural Aboriginals across Canada....

December 4, 2022

Investments in Inuit housing inadequate, federal watchdog says

Toronto Star: From a family living for seven years in a condemned home that was meant to be temporary to people with disabilities having to be carried in and out of their bathrooms, Canada’s housing advocate says during a tour this fall of several Inuit communities she got a glimpse into the dire living conditions...

March 20, 2019

Budget 2019 investments ignores housing crisis in Nunavut

Nationally, Budget 2019 makes major investments in housing. However, the Inuit housing crisis in Nunavut remains largely unaddressed. Housing is a social determinant of health and linked to the on-going tuberculosis epidemic, mental illness, educational outcomes and violence.

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