Winnipeg works to keep houseless Indigenous warm, safe


Last updated 1/26/2023 at 12:09pm

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An estimated 75% of the homeless in Canada are Indigenous.

WINNIPEG-The First Nations people of Winnipeg are involved in a couple of different offerings to help people stay warm in the cold winter air as temperatures often dip to –40 C.

Groups in the city are joining together to provide "warming tipis" as a temporary safe haven for those who are homeless or otherwise find themselves out in the cold.

The tipi project is being led by Anishiative, a non-profit, grassroots youth organization, along with other community organizations. While a tipi may not be a luxurious shelter, what it lacks in amenities, the organizers hope is made up for with, be...

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