Join speakers Lawrie Deane, C. Lee Anne Deegan, Lou Moodie and Agnes Spence for this online Panel and Report Launch hosted by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Manitoba Office. Visit the event page for more information and to register to attend!
Indigenous people are overrepresented among the homeless population in the northern region of Manitoba. Factors contributing to their homelessness and restraining their movement out of homelessness in urban and remote communities in the north are not well understood. To help improve this understanding, this research sought to explore the experiences of people with lived experience of housing instability and homelessness and their knowledge of their circumstances and needs in order to increase awareness and support to improve conditions for people in the northern region of Manitoba. This research was developed in Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation and Thompson, Manitoba from 2018-2020. Using Community Based Participatory Research as our foundation we used participatory methods including interviews, focus groups and community cafés.
This event is the launch of "Displacement, Housing and Homelessness in Northern Manitoba Communities" by Lee Ann Deegan and Marleny Bonnycastle. Elder Agnes Spence will start the event off in a good way. Lou Moodie, Chair of the housing board in Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation discuss housing conditions in the north. Lawrie Deane will provide an overview of the MRA's Indigenization of Thompson research project.