Regina city councillor’s question about Indigenous people supposedly wanting to be homeless sparks outrage – CBC

Regina city councillor’s question about Indigenous people supposedly wanting to be homeless sparks outrage – CBC

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 202217 Views

Jun 22, 2022

Coun. Shaw asked if some Indigenous people prefer to be homeless

A question Regina Ward 7 Coun. Terina Shaw asked about homelessness and Indigenous culture during a city council meeting has sparked a conversation about cultural misconceptions.

The question came up during discussion of a motion aimed at ending homelessness in Regina.

Shaw’s question, posed to Sheila Wignes-Paton of the Phoenix Residential Society during last Wednesday’s city council meeting, included an anecdote about an Indigenous person from Regina Treaty/Status Indian Services (RT/SIS) that Shaw had spoken with.

Shaw said she was told there are people within the Indigenous culture who do not want homes.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/regina-city-councillors-question-about-indigenous-people-homelessness-1.6496751

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