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category: Social Science
published: Oct 2016
publisher: University of Manitoba Press

Indigenous Homelessness

Perspectives from Canada, Australia, and New Zealand

contributions by Fran Klodawsky; Paul Andrew; Rebecca Cherner; Cynthia Bird; Mohi Rua; Paul Memmott; David Turner; Tiniwai Chas Te Whetu; Tim Aubry; Julia Parrel; Patricia Franks; Pita Richard Wiremu King; Evelyn Peters; Barbara A. Smith; Charmaine Green; Marleny M. Bonnycastle; Shiloh Groot; Maureen Simpkins; Sarah Prout; Jeanette Waegemakers Schiff; Annette Siddle; Alina Turner; Rob Willetts; Rebecca Schiff; Christina Birdsall-Jones; Gabrielle Lindstrom; Deidre Brown; Kelly Greenop; Julia Christensen; Daphne Nash; Yale Belanger; Darrin Hodgetts; Joshua Freistadt; Wilfreda E. Thurston; Susan Farrell & Selena Kern

tagged: native american studies, poverty & homelessness, indigenous studies

Being homeless in one’s homeland is a colonial legacy for many Indigenous people in settler societies. The construction of Commonwealth nation-states from colonial settler societies depended on the dispossession of Indigenous peoples from their lands. The legacy of that dispossession and related attempts at assimilation that disrupted Indigenous practices, languages, and cultures—including patterns of housing and land use—can be seen today in the disproportionate number of Indigenous people affected by homelessness in both rural and urban settings.

Essays in this collection explore the meaning and scope of Indigenous homelessness in the Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. They argue that effective policy and support programs aimed at relieving Indigenous homelessness must be rooted in Indigenous conceptions of home, land, and kinship, and cannot ignore the context of systemic inequality, institutionalization, landlessness, among other things, that stem from a history of colonialism.

"Indigenous Homelessness: Perspectives from Canada, New Zealand and Australia" provides a comprehensive exploration of the Indigenous experience of homelessness. It testifies to ongoing cultural resilience and lays the groundwork for practices and policies designed to better address the conditions that lead to homelessness among Indigenous peoples.

About the Authors

Fran Klodawsky

Paul Andrew

Rebecca Cherner

Cynthia Bird

Mohi Rua

Paul Memmott

David Turner

Tiniwai Chas Te Whetu

Tim Aubry

Julia Parrel

Patricia Franks

Pita Richard Wiremu King

Evelyn Peters

Barbara A. Smith

Charmaine Green

Marleny M. Bonnycastle

Shiloh Groot

Maureen Simpkins

Sarah Prout

Jeanette Waegemakers Schiff

Annette Siddle

Alina Turner

Rob Willetts

Rebecca Schiff

Christina Birdsall-Jones

Gabrielle Lindstrom

Deidre Brown

Kelly Greenop

Julia Christensen

Daphne Nash

Yale Belanger

Darrin Hodgetts

Joshua Freistadt

Wilfreda E. Thurston

Susan Farrell

Selena Kern

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