In this article, the authors raise the topic of the housing crisis in indigenous reservations, its origin, and ways to solve it. First of all, it gives the history of research and evaluation of the housing issue both on the reservation and beyond. Then, the use of the accumulated information to justify the state’s intervention in this issue is studied. Indigenous peoples’ housing problems are considered to reflect centuries-old discrimination against these groups.
To conduct the research, such methods as studying the theoretical framework of the borderlands and contrasting the representation of the relationships between housing, culture, and self-determination were used. To demonstrate the role of assessment in the intervention, the existing housing methodology is traced, demonstrating its roots, related not to improving the living experience, but to justify the introduction of Western models of housing. The work mentions the significant role of the intervention of Western housing models in the reservation, which negatively affects the improvement of the living experience of residents.
The study mentions the significant role of the intervention of Western housing models in the reservation, which negatively affects the improvement of the living experience of residents. The authors of the research also consider the topic of cultural genocide in Canada. Despite being the first country in the world to regulate the legal status of indigenous peoples at the constitutional level, the problem of housing evaluation remains an instrument of cultural genocide.
When assessing the housing crisis, it is necessary to take into account that a significant number of native Canadians have not assimilated with the Euro-Canadian population and retain elements of the traditional Aboriginal way of life. It is also necessary to take into account the roots of the origin of the crisis problem. All these aspects should be considered when implementing the new residential methodology in the Canadian reservations.
Thus, it can be considered that the housing conditions of indigenous settlements have only deteriorated over the past few years. It is necessary to ensure the proper assimilation of these peoples into Western society. The arguments given in this paper are valuable for solving this housing problem in the Canadian reservation. Their effectiveness is supported by in-depth research of the crisis and the data obtained during it.