There is this crazy myth that Indigenous Peoples in Canada get free housing. In fact, it’s non-Indigenous home-owners that are getting a plush ride.
This week, the value of homes across the province jumped between 15 and 35%. The bump in housing values for settler homeowners creates a huge pool of unearned wealth. But: here’s the thing. Indigenous people living on reserves may never “own” the land their homes are built on, leaving them out of this property bonanza and further disadvantaged by lack of access to capital.