The blueprint for systemic racism in First Nations’ housing – Policy Options

The blueprint for systemic racism in First Nations’ housing – Policy Options

by ahnationtalk on April 9, 202124 Views

For generations, the on-reserve housing system was a welfare program that denied citizens the basic tools to prosper and become independent.

For decades, the Canadian image has relied on a collective understanding and recognition that we are the “international good guys.” We sewed Canadian flags on our packsacks. Wherever we went, they were our ticket to a ride, to a meal, to a friend. But more recently, the friendly Canadian identity has begun to wear thin. Over the past decade, this image has been undermined by a stark truth: heart-wrenching stories from residential school survivors, damning accounts of discrimination in the RCMP, and charges of racism in our hospitals, schools and businesses.

Trying to help Canadians make sense of the barrage, Prime Minister Trudeau said last June that systemic racism exists across the country, and that we need to examine the building blocks of our country to see whether they were constructed on a racist foundation.

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