Aimee Pugsley

Office: Storytelling Research Lab, IIC-2006

Email: alpugsley[at]mun[dot]ca


Dr. Julia Christensen

Previous Education

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.

Teaching Assistantships

Arctic Northern Geography (Geog 4050), Winter 2019.

Research Groups

Northern Reading Group

Research Interests

  • Critical Northern Geography
  • Indigenous Self-Government
  • Policy and Governance
  • Social Determinants of Health and Wellbeing