Catherine Lafferty, whose Dene name is Katłįà, is a Dene woman from the Northwest Territories. Previously serving as a councillor for her First Nation, Yellowknives Dene, she is an activist, poet, columnist, and law student in Indigenous legal orders. Katłįà writes about Indigenous injustices with a focus on the North.
The Northwest Territories Housing Corporation was created with a colonial mandate that was meant to keep Indigenous Peoples in the North from being sovereign nations. Nearly half a century later, not much has changed.