First Nations Housing

First Nations Housing Crisis Would Be Over If Ottawa Made An Effort

Liam Massaubi | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada Politics
Liam Massaubi

Time and time again the issue of the First Nations housing crisis makes it into the media. And every time I see it I ask myself why things aren't done right the first time. The mouldy, boarded up, plastic-covered shacks are literally third-world, yet they are considered housing rather than something to be bulldozed.

Ottawa Should Grant Property Rights On First Nations Reserves

Ravina Bains | Posted 04.08.2017 | Canada Politics
Ravina Bains

A First Nations person on reserve does not enjoy fee simple ownership and does not have the same property rights as all other Canadians who live off reserve. According to the Indian Act, First Nations reserve land is held in trust for on-reserve members by the federal government -- essentially making on-reserve First Nations people wards of the state.

Buffy Sainte-Marie's Ingenious Plan To Help Our First Nations Housing Crisis

The Huffington Post Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 05.27.2015 | Canada

"It's so crazy that none of us, aboriginal or not, we couldn't survive if the system starts to fall down. We ought to be able to make our own homes."

Talking Points No More: Harper's Duty to First Nations Is Far From Done

Hon. Carolyn Bennett | Posted 03.18.2013 | Canada Politics
Hon. Carolyn Bennett

To suggest Harper has consulted with First Nations leaders because of the meeting on Friday is simply ridiculous. First Nations know the realities of what they are facing and the Conservatives' dishonest talking points, aimed at convincing average Canadians they are making progress, are further undermining what little credibility they have with Canada's indigenous population.

Arctic Homes Need Help: Report

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.08.2013 | Canada Politics

Private-sector help and innovative designs are making headway in improving substandard housing in Canada's North, says a new report from the Conferenc...

Why "Free Houses for Indians" Is a Myth

Chelsea Vowel | Posted 10.07.2012 | Canada Politics
Chelsea Vowel

One of the most prevalent and enduring myths out there is that aboriginal peoples receive "free houses." I think it's useful to acknowledge that there are different understandings of whether native housing is a right. Part of learning about issues like housing, or education, or treaties is in understanding that aboriginal peoples do not necessarily agree with the Canadian state about how things were, are, or should be.

Harper Unhappy With Results From $50K For Every Attawapiskat Resident

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he's not happy that millions of federal dollars have not alleviated the housing crisis in the Northern Ont...

New Hope In Attawapiskat

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2012 | Canada Politics

TIMMINS, Ont. - A solution to some of the most immediate problems in Attawapiskat seems to be taking shape.Regional Grand Chief Stan Louttit says five...

What's Really Causing The Crisis In Attawapiskat?

CBC | Posted 01.27.2012 | Canada Politics

As the Canadian Red Cross prepares to send aid to the northern Ontario Cree community of Attawapiskat this week to help it deal with a housing crisis ...