Strategy & Stories

National Strategy

Our National Strategy is built on a vision of providing holistic and culturally relevant support to Indigenous individuals facing homelessness. Our purpose is to coordinate and implement programs at both national and provincial levels, ensuring that urban, rural, and remote Indigenous communities receive culturally sensitive services. We also offer advice, guidance, and evaluation to government and stakeholders, advocating for policies that address and ameliorate Indigenous homelessness across all regions.

Advocacy

As per Article 3 of the United Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), “Indigenous peoples have the right to self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development.” The Indigenous Homelessness Caucus and its representatives assert their inherent right to determine how to address homelessness in their communities, including how to implement policies, administer funds, and deliver and evaluate programs and services.

Support

The NIHC works to support Community Entities (CEs) and Community Advisory Boards (CABs) to implement Reaching Home and ensure Indigenous people are receiving culturally relevant services in the homelessness sector. The NIHC provides expert advice, guidance, and evaluation to the federal government on measures to end urban, rural, and remote Indigenous homelessness and to evaluate the government’s progress in achieving national targets.

Resources and Storykeeping

The NIHC’s members come from a variety of backgrounds, Indigenous nations, and life experiences, but they all share an unwavering dedication to serving their communities in line with their own cultural knowledge, practices, and teachings. They are the knowledge keepers and distinguished experts essential to Indigenous homelessness service delivery in urban, rural, and remote Indigenous communities.

Collaborative Partnerships

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