No home in a homeland : indigenous peoples and homelessness in the Canadian North (eBook, 2017) []
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No home in a homeland : indigenous peoples and homelessness in the Canadian North

No home in a homeland : indigenous peoples and homelessness in the Canadian North

Author: Julia Christensen, (Writer on homelessness)
Publisher: Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The Dene, a traditionally nomadic people, have no word for homelessness, a rare condition in the Canadian North prior to the 1990s. Julia Christensen documents the rise of Indigenous homelessness and proposes solutions by interweaving analysis of the region's unique history with personal narratives of homeless men and women in two cities--Yellowknife and Inuvik. What emerges is a larger story of displacement and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Christensen, Julia, (Writer on homelessness).
No home in a homeland.:
Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2017] ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Christensen, (Writer on homelessness)
ISBN: 9780774833967 0774833963 9780774833974 0774833971 9780774833981 077483398X 9780774833950 0774833955
OCLC Number: 965149888
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Homelessness Is an Outside Word: Understanding Indigenous Homelessness; 2 Before Contact, My Ancestors Travelled Constantly: Mapping Uneven Geographies; 3 Never Felt at Home: Northern Pathways to Homelessness; 4 It's So Easy to Burn Your Bridges: Policy Landscapes of Northern Housing and Employment; 5 They Want a Different Life: Rural-Urban Movements and Home Seeking; 6 Our Home, Our Way of Life: Home, Homeland, and Spiritual Homelessness; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Julia Christensen.
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Through personal accounts and analysis of historical trends, No Home in the Homeland documents the spread of homelessness in the North, what it reveals about colonialism and its legacies, and the  Read more...


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Within the stories [included in the book] lie accounts of home seeking that paint an important picture of agency, Indigenous home, and the ways that many Indigenous lives are unrecognized and Read more...

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