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Native America Calling: Housing security in the Arctic
Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Housing security in the Arctic
A film crew follows an Inuit and Gwich’in hunter as he builds a traditional Inuvialuit log cabin off the grid in the new documentary “Okpik: Little Village in the Arctic.”

Those behind the film wanted to highlight an example of creating housing security with traditional methods and values at the forefront. The COVID-19 pandemic brought to light the severity of the housing crisis in Indigenous communities in the Arctic, including Canada and Alaska.

Climate change, rural locations, and underfunding of housing programs only exacerbates the problem.

Guests on Native America Calling
Wednesday on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce talks with the documentary’s directors and those facing the issue about challenges and solutions.

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