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Reserves are tracts of land set aside for members of a registered First Nation who hold Indian Status, under a contract with the Crown. Historically, these were often isolated areas that relied on government funding for education, social welfare and housing. This dependence on government funds has led to a host of problems.
While the reasons for these problems are complex, it is widely accepted that the colonization of Aboriginal peoples, as well as discriminatory legislation and programs such as residential schools and the Sixties Scoop, created enduring hardships on reserves. The result is that many communities struggle to provide adequate on-reserve housing.
Despite these challenges, it is important to remember that reserves are not all the same and, in fact, some have very good on-reserve housing. However, the majority of First Nations people on reserve live in inadequate houses. This is primarily due to an aging infrastructure and the high cost of home construction on reserves. It is also caused by a shortage of funds for new homes. Overcrowded housing leads to poorer health and a high rate of mould and other house-related issues. As a result, families living in these homes are less productive and are more likely to drop out of school. reserve residences