Attawapiskat Spending

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...

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...

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 ...