Office: Storytelling Research Lab, IIC-2006
Dr. Julia Christensen
BA Geography - Durham University, 2019
Research Project Description
The complex geographies of the housing crisis in the Canadian North are shaped by increasing evidence of housing insecurity and homelessness, both visible and hidden. In Fort Good Hope, a Dene community in the Sahtu Region of the Northwest Territories, the K’asho Got’ine Housing Society is attempting to tackle their housing crisis with a community-led housing strategy centred on a contextualised understanding of ‘home’. My research asks how such housing programs can become sustainable, through their support of ‘home’ as it is conceptualised by northern communities, and within the context of driving toward self-government. I use housing as a site of engagement to explore the ways in which Fort Good Hope interacts with the territorial and federal governments through the provision of housing, and thus examine the governing structures and relationships that are placed to either hinder or promote Indigenous self-government in the Canadian North.
Arctic Northern Geography (Geog 4050), Winter 2019.
Northern Reading Group
- Critical Northern Geography
- Indigenous Self-Government
- Policy and Governance
- Social Determinants of Health and Wellbeing