Attawapiskat Audit

How Does Native Funding Really Work?

CBC | Posted 04.07.2013 | Canada Politics

The recent Idle No More protests, as well as Attawapiskat chief Theresa Spence’s 45-day hunger strike, have raised awareness of native issues. ...

Attawapiskat Residents Want Answers

CBC | Posted 04.06.2013 | Canada Politics

From declaring a housing emergency last year, to a hunger protest in Ottawa, Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence has fought very publicly with the feder...

Audit Of Attawapiskat's Finances Didn't Come Cheap

CBC | Posted 04.03.2013 | Canada Politics

A third-party audit of the troubled Attawapiskat reserve cost the federal government more than $400,000, CBC News has learned. According t...

The Week in Review: What to Make of Theresa Spence's No-Show?

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 03.14.2013 | Canada
Marni Soupcoff

This week Prime Minister Stephen Harper granted Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence's wish and met with First Nations Chiefs. But the still-hunger-striking Spence was one of many chiefs who chose to boycott the three-hour talks, in part because the Governor General would not be in attendance. So what to make of a leader who's willing to forego solid food for weeks to further her goal of meeting with the nation's leadership -- but who doesn't consider a conversation with merely the PM good enough? Apparently she's not an incrementalist.

Hunger Protest Continues

CP | Mike Blanchfield and Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.13.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Theresa Spence, the controversial First Nation chief whose month-long hunger protest has helped to fan the flames of the Idle No More movemen...

1 In 4 First Nations Bands Under Financial Scrutiny

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - One-quarter of Canada's First Nations bands are under some kind of financial supervision ordered by the federal government, suggesting issues...

Inside Attawapiskat's Financial Woes

CBC | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Politics

An audit of the financial records of the Attawapiskat First Nations reserve has raised questions about the situation on the northern Ontario reserve a...

Theresa Spence Has Stirred our Sense of Participation

Yan Roberts | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Politics
Yan Roberts

Chief Spence's hunger strike is the perfect unexpected act; it is asymmetrical action in the face of controllable expectations. She is laying everything on the line to reclaim the sacredness of her community and she is succeeding. Use this as inspiration for your own acts.

Audit Reveals Major Issues With Reserve Spending

CP | Bruce Cheadle and Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.09.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The battle over the plight of Canada's First Nations escalated Monday amid accusations of a cynical public relations ploy by the Harper gover...

Audit Finds Major Issues With Attawapiskat's Spending

CBC | Posted 03.09.2013 | Canada Politics

A newly released audit of the federal funding spent by the Attawapiskat First Nation has found significant documentation lacking for the $104 million ...