Friday, September 16, 2011

InvisiblePeople Interview: Aboriginal - First Nations Homelessness in Canada

The following is an interview by Mark Horvath, founder of and, outspoken advocate for the homeless. Mark, who lives and works in L.A.,  was invited to Canada to extend his annual InvisiblePeople.TV roadtrip meeting with and interviewing people who are experiencing homelessness. Helping them get the story told. Helping them gain the visibility they sorely need. Mark was invited by the Calgary Homeless Foundation and Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness. Mark was hosted by homeless service organizations right across Canada from Victoria to St. Johns. One of the main characteristics of Canadian homelessness Mark quickly discovered was the high percentage of aboriginal peoples who are homeless here. Other studies have shown that although First Nations people are only 3% of Canada's population, more than 25% of the street homeless are aboriginal and make up 50% of the Canadian prison population. Here Mark interviews David Ward of Edmonton (via YouTube).

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