Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day here in Canada. It’s a day to reflect on and learn about the rich and diverse cultures and histories of First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples in our land.
We acknowledge with gratitude that Covenant House Vancouver’s work takes place on the traditional lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, and in light of today being National Indigenous Peoples Day, we thought it would be a good opportunity to speak about:
- The massively disproportionate rate at which Indigenous Peoples face homelessness when compared to other groups,
- The breakdown of how homelessness affects First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peoples across British Columbia, and
- The work Covenant House Vancouver does to journey with Indigenous youth.
Click on the link below to read our Indigenous Youth Homelessness Fact Sheet:
A brief snapshot of the numbers representing our work with Indigenous youth are presented below: