29 September 2017

2016 Foundation scholar Jesse Thistle is passionate about ending homelessness. But homelessness doesn’t mean the same thing for everyone. Drawing on testimonies gathered over two years of consultation, Thistle argues that for Indigenous people, homelessness is defined not as being without a physical home, but as being without one’s relations, without “a meaningful sense of home and identity.”

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Jesse Thistle

Jesse Thistle (history, York University) is studying the lives of Metis people living on road allowances – makeshift communities built on Crown land along roads and railways on the Canadian Prairies in the 20th century.

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