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Chapter 7

Homelessness Prevention: An Anishinaabe Perspective

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From: Ending Homelessness in Canada

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In Chapter 7 Marie McGregor Pitawanakwat offers an Indigenous perspective on homelessness, the concept of shelter, and the displacement from traditional lands that have exacerbated homelessness in Indigenous communities. She asks the reader to question their ideas of home and shelter, and offers up examples of how Indigenous communities lived pre colonization. Her solutions offered embrace the idea of an innate interconnectedness with the land and a return to Indigenous land-based living.

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Marie McGregor Pitawanakwat

Marie McGregor Pitawanakwat works within the Women's National Housing & Homelessness Network. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.