June 21st, 2021 marks the 25th anniversary of National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada — a day for honouring the legacies, cultures, and achievements of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples.
At Find, we promote learning, celebrating and honouring Indigenous culture and people every day through trainings, sharings and our work in Housing First.
Today, we take this opportunity to share some resources from our partners around Edmonton and across Canada that can help facilitate learning about Indigenous culture and Indigenous homelessness.
CHRA Indigenous Caucus - the common voice of Indigenous housing providers across Canada. With decades of experience developing innovative and sustainable housing for our communities in urban, rural and northern settings, we have the experience, insight and community connections not only to create great places to live for our people, but to inform the federal governments on how to move forward with housing strategies that support true reconciliation.
Learn more about the For Indigenous By Indigenous Housing Strategy.
Indigenous Canada - a 12-lesson Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Faculty of Native Studies that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada. From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations.
Definition of Indigenous Homelessness - Indigenous homelessness is a human condition that describes First Nations, Métis and Inuit individuals, families or communities lacking stable, permanent, appropriate housing, or the immediate prospect, means or ability to acquire such housing. Read more here.
Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society Programs - Bent Arrow has been serving Indigenous children, youth and families in Edmonton and area since 1994.
Our founders strongly believed that keeping culture at the center was crucial and that this important work was best done in partnership.
Since then, we have developed strong partnerships with many and are proud to see that culture continues to play a central role in our practice. We also support many partners in elevating their capacity to serve the Indigenous Community in a culturally relevant, authentic and sincere way.
Native Counselling Services of Alberta Programing - NCSA has been providing programs and services designed and delivered for Indigenous people, by Indigenous people in Alberta for over 50 years. We started by providing Courtworker assistance with the goal of attaining fair and equitable treatment for Indigenous people across the province.