Chief Theresa Spence Attawapiskat

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Spence's Partner Charged With Fraud

The former co-manager of Attawapiskat First Nation is facing fraud and theft charges, CBC News has learned. Clayton Kennedy was co-manager of the northern Ontario band’s finances from July 2010 until...
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'It's Absolutely Ridiculous'

OTTAWA - The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples has urged the Attawapiskat First Nation to postpone band council elections until all members living off-reserve have a chance to vote.The group, which repre...
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#IdleNoMore: A Movement of Platitudes?

What are the specific demands of the #IdleNoMore movement? Chief Spence has said that her strike is ultimately about "respect." What specifics are the Idle No More movement looking to change? Repeal of Bill C-45? Removal of the Indian Act? Platitudes about "respect" require detail unless you are Aretha Franklin. Conditions for Aboriginals in our country must improve and the status quo is unacceptable. But #IdleNoMore has a temporary momentum, and unless it answers three basic questions it has a very real expiry date.
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Minister To Meet Attawapiskat Chief

OTTAWA - The housing crisis in Attawapiskat has now turned into a full-blown political crisis.Attawapiskat band councillors turfed a federal appointee in charge of overseeing the troubled band's finan...