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July 3, 2024

New approach to Indigenous housing can address health and climate risks

NationTalk: VANCOUVER / Unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and səlilwətaɬ territories, 27 JUNE 2024—A scoping paper released today explores a new approach to address a concern Indigenous Peoples have been raising for decades: poor quality homes are causing severe health impacts in Indigenous communities across Canada. The paper is the first in a series that is part...

May 20, 2024

State of housing in First Nations laid bare

Safety report filed in lawsuit describes shocking conditions in two communities An assessment of housing in St. Theresa Point First Nation in northern Manitoba, above, and Sandy Lake First Nation in northern Ontario found rotting foundations, insufficient insulation and leaking and buckling roofs. Toronto Star: For years, the people of St. Theresa Point First Nation have...

March 25, 2024

Grand chief in Alberta says his community’s housing money hasn’t changed since the ‘90s

APTN News: The grand chief of Treaty 8 in Alberta says the auditor general’s latest report on housing is an example of the federal government not honouring the treaties. On March 19, Karen Hogan issued a scathing report saying that in more than 20 years, the federal government and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation,...

March 19, 2024

Feds, CMHC have made ‘little progress’ with First Nations housing problems

APTN News: Four audits and 20 years later, the federal government and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, commonly called the CMHC, have made “little progress” in improving housing in First Nations communities across the country, says Auditor General Karen Hogan. “Indigenous Services Canada and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation have been mandated to...

November 30, 2023

AHMA Position Statement: Recognizing Urban, Rural and Northern Indigenous Housing Need and a Call for Equitable Funding

NationTalk: The Aboriginal Housing Management Association (AHMA) has over 25 years of expertise in advancing housing rights for Indigenous Peoples. It is widely known that the playing field is not even due to centuries of colonial oppression. Safe, affordable, culturally supportive housing is integral to health, healing, belonging, and well-being: without it, Indigenous Peoples fall...

November 27, 2023

Poor Inuit housing ‘direct result of colonialism’: federal housing advocate

Inuit right to housing not being upheld: report: A federal housing advocate is accusing every level of government in Canada of failing to uphold the Inuit’s right to housing — and therefore denying their human rights.  The Toronto Star: OTTAWA – A federal housing advocate is accusing every level of government in Canada of failing...

April 10, 2023

‘We’re in a humanitarian crisis,’ Attawapiskat chief calls for more land to build adequate housing

The remote community declared a state of emergency in 2011 and 2013 CBC News: Attawapiskat First Nation Chief Sylvia Koostachin-Metatawabin says the community, located on the James Bay coast, has no room to build urgently needed housing because its reserve lands are “landlocked.”  Koostachin-Metatawabin said that while her community’s traditional territory is more than 45,000 hectares in size, the reserve lands are...

February 7, 2023

Indigenous Housing Coalition calls on the federal government to commit to funding a National Urban, Rural and Northern Indigenous Housing Strategy

NationTalk: TERRITORY OF THE ANISHINAABE ALGONQUIN PEOPLE, OTTAWA – In a press conference held today, the National Urban Rural and Northern Indigenous Housing Coalition, an organization representing Indigenous housing providers across the country, called on the federal government to commit $6 billion in the 2023 federal budget to meet its commitment to develop an Urban,...

September 22, 2022

Encouraging signs in First Nations Housing: 2021 Census

Figures mark improvement but still show work lays ahead, says government official Toronto Star: Indigenous people in Canada are more likely to have poor housing conditions, information released Wednesday by Statistics Canada shows, despite an overall decrease in the percentage of Indigenous people residing in homes in need of major repairs or ones that are...

August 11, 2022

NAN Chiefs Endorse Housing Strategy look to Canada and Ontario to Address Housing Crisis

TIMMINS, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) will seek support from the governments of Canada and Ontario for a new First Nation-designed strategy endorsed by Chiefs-in-Assembly to address the housing crisis in NAN First Nations and improve the health of community members. “The NAN Housing Strategy was developed by our members as a solution to the...

June 27, 2022

AFN Regional Chief Presses Urgent Action at Meeting with Federal, Provincial, Territorial Ministers of Housing

(Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations: AFN Manitoba Regional Chief Cindy Woodhouse participated in a meeting today with Federal/Provincial/Territorial (FPT) Ministers of Housing and National Indigenous Organizations (NIOs), calling for more investments and support for First Nations housing and challenging Provincial and Territorial governments to work in partnership with First Nations. “I believe we...

June 15, 2022

The effects of the housing shortage on Indigenous People in Canada

Report of the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs APTN: Indigenous Services Canada is on track to miss its 2030 target to close the infrastructure gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, according to the House of Commons committee on Indigenous affairs. The committee’s latest report says the department should revise its housing investment strategy...

June 14, 2022

Federal Housing Advocate will receive two urgent human rights claims from Women and Indigenous groups

NationTalk: On June 14, the Federal Housing Advocate will receive two urgent human rights claims from Women and Indigenous groups raising the growing housing emergency for women and gender-diverse people – a first in Canada Today, the Women’s National Housing & Homelessness Network (WNHHN) and the Indigenous women-led Keepers of the Circle have submitted two Human Rights Claims to...

October 21, 2019

UN Special Rapporteur report on Indigenous housing

CBC – In Canada, close to half of all First Nations people live on reserves, and more than 25 per cent of them live in overcrowded conditions, constituting approximately seven times the proportion of non-indigenous people nationally. More than 10,000 on-reserve homes in Canada are without indoor plumbing, and 25 per cent of reserves in...

September 27, 2018

Moccassin Flats Evictions

Canadian Press – A report “Moccassin Flats Evictions“: Métis Home, Forced Relocation, and Resilience in Fort McMurray, Alberta” commissioned by the Fort McMurray Metis says the housing subsidiary of oilsands giant Syncrude collaborated with the municipality to evict mostly Metis families 40 years ago to make way for an apartment tower. The eviction disrupted people’s...

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