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Rethinking housing from an Indigenous perspective

From redefining what homelessness is, to constructing tiny houses, Indigenous people are taking the lead in providing innovative solutions to Canada's housing crisis.
Mayuk Manuel measures the window of a tiny house, at the Tiny House Warriors build on the Secwepemc territory in B.C. (Stephanie Cram/CBC)

Recent data from Statistics Canada found that while the Indigenous population in Canada continues to grow, on-reserve housing is getting worse. 

One in five Indigenous people, or 19.4 per cent, reported living in a home in need of repair. Whereas only six per cent of Canada's non-Indigenous people reported living in substandard housing.  

From redefining homelessness, to constructing tiny houses, Indigenous people are taking the lead in providing innovative solutions to Canada's housing crisis.

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