Living Away From Home


We know housing is one of the key reasons why many First Nations people live away from home. Many people choose to live away but we also know that many people want to move back to their home communities. As we create a new housing and infrastructure authority in BC we need to understand how First Nations can remove the barriers for people wishing to move home. Please join us for an online focus group to discuss the housing concerns of people living away from their communities. 



Featuring Shadae Johnson. 

Shadae is Indigenous from Canada, Born and Raised Vancouver British Columbia. Shadae is  Coast Salish from Tsartlip, and Okanagan from British Columbia on her mother's side. Then  Shadae is also Northern Tutchone, Dene, Han and Wolf Clan on her Father's side. Her  Indian Names are Issamoo and Yetta. She has two young daughters and had a Husband  and she is now widowed he was full Dine and he belongs to the ​Naalani Dine’ born for  Naasht’ezhi Ta’baaha (Zuni Edgewater) Maternal Grandparents clan Naalani Dine’ Paternal  grandparents clan is Deeshchiini (Start of The Red Streak People).  

Shadae Celebrates Culture Saves Lives; she practices Long House, Native American Church,  Pow Wow, and Sweat Lodge. Shadae has used her culture to overcome childhood trauma  in order to live her beautiful life today. Shade families live a clean,wellbriety, sobriety and  sober lifestyle free of all substances, violence, abuses and addictions.  


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