Attawapiskat Charlie Angus

Taking on the Trolls: Why the Online Race-Hatred Against First Nations?

Charlie Angus | Posted 09.15.2013 | Canada Politics
Charlie Angus

Whenever an article is posted on Idle No More, treaty rights or First Nation poverty, the comments section is quickly overwhelmed with abusive attacks. In cyber space the racists are loud, proud and determined to define the terms of discussion on First Nation issues. Now I know that online commentary isn't generally known for its erudite reflection. After all, troll culture seems to revel in trashing everyone. Thus, some might say, First Nation readers shouldn't be so sensitive. But if you read through the comments it is impossible not to recognize a relentless pattern of malevolent attacks that would be considered inexcusable if they were used against other social, ethnic or religious minorities.

Tories Accused Of Deliberately Provoking Attawapiskat Conflict

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.05.2012 | Canada Politics

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Eastmain Cree Send $30K Worth Of Goods To Attawapiskat

CBC | Posted 02.02.2012 | Canada

The First Nations community of Eastmain has sent 117 boxes full of dry goods and Christmas gifts to Attawapiskat. About 1,800...

Attawapiskat Is Canada's Katrina Moment

Charlie Angus | Posted 02.01.2012 | Canada Politics
Charlie Angus

Attawapiskat is Canada's Katrina moment. It may not be the same scale, but it is the tip of the iceberg for the numerous Bantustan-style homelands of the far north. Years of chronic under funding and bureaucratic indifference has created a Haiti north where dying in slow motion on ice-filled shantytown is considered the norm.

Christian Cotroneo

Attawapiskat: What Happens When Charlie Angus And John Duncan Meet In A Stairwell

HuffingtonPost.com | Christian Cotroneo | Posted 12.02.2011 | Canada

Far from the shambling tents and tarps that the world now knows as Attawapiskat -- a northern Ontario reserve that catapulted to public attention just...