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dc.contributor.supervisor Belanger, Yale Deron
dc.contributor.author Weasel Head, Gabrielle
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-09T17:46:14Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-09T17:46:14Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/2579
dc.description vi, 164 leaves ; 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis explores Blackfoot homelessness in relation to traditional attachments to Blackfoot territory. It addresses the underlying causes of Blackfoot homelessness in the city of Lethbridge. It speaks to the participants’ experiences of loss on a multitude of levels, disconnection from family and traditional community, and the complex notion of what “homelessness” means for the Blackfoot participants. The thesis uses a literature review to inform the study. The research methodology is a focused ethnography. Interviews with Blackfoot homeless participants were conducted at the city of Lethbridge’s homeless shelter in 2009 and 2010. Narrative analysis was used to interpret the data and the findings, and the subsequent discussion of them, were from a Blackfoot perspective. It is hoped that the information contained within this thesis will help those reading it to better understand Native homelessness and provide insights into the subjective nature of what it means to be “home.” The results of the findings also suggest ways for service providers to develop improved programming aimed at the Native homeless population. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Homelessness -- Alberta -- Lethbridge en_US
dc.subject Kainah Indians -- Alberta -- Lethbridge en_US
dc.subject Piegan Indians -- Alberta -- Lethbridge en_US
dc.subject Indians of North America -- Alberta -- Social conditions en_US
dc.subject Indians of North America -- Alberta -- Economic conditions en_US
dc.subject Home -- Philosophy en_US
dc.subject Home -- Psychological aspects en_US
dc.subject Indians of North America -- Family relationships -- Alberta -- Lethbridge en_US
dc.subject Separation (Psychology) en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title "All we need is our land" : an exploration of urban Aboriginal homelessness en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Native American Studies en_US
dc.degree.level Masters


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