Roger Obonsawin on Native Housing Struggles in Red Lake in the Early 1970s

This five-minute audio clip features Roger Obonsawin talking about his time as the only staff person at the Native Friendship Centre in Red Lake (a town in northwestern Ontario) in the early 1970s. His work there involved trying to create safer places for indigenous people in what was a very hostile and racist context, and participating in struggles to challenge some of that hostility and racism in dominant spaces and institutions. In this clip he talks about some of the work that he was involved in to combat a racist housing situation in which Native residents of the town consistently had less housing, poorer quality housing, and few or no municipal services.

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