Attawapiskat Housing

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Attawapiskat Residents Want Answers

From declaring a housing emergency last year, to a hunger protest in Ottawa, Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence has fought very publicly with the federal government — but some say she also needs to dea...
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LETTER TO JOHN DUNCAN: Why Did You Kill Badly Needed Housing in Attawapiskat?

We are disturbed that in the days following a Federal Court decision you refused to provide a ministerial guarantee to support a plan to build 30 new duplexes in Attawapiskat through rents established at market rates. Thirty new units would have gone a long way towards alleviating the serious levels of overcrowding in the community. As the band had already been approved by CMHC, your role was simply to sign a ministerial guarantee. This was not a hand-out but a forward-looking plan that to provide safe housing for families who are living in very precarious conditions.
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UN Envoy Slams Ottawa Over Attawapiskat

OTTAWA - A United Nations official is taking the federal government to task over its treatment of the Attawapiskat First Nation and aboriginal communities in general.But the government is firing back,...
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Battle Over Attawapiskat Manager Rages

OTTAWA - Even a brief period under third-party management is too much for the community of Attawapiskat, according to a local grand chief.Stan Louttit of the Mushkegowuk Council that includes the Jame...
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Chief Says Attawapiskat Being Silenced

OTTAWA - Amid the political clamour over a housing shortage on a northern Ontario reserve, the chief of Attawapiskat says her community's voice has been silenced.Chief Theresa Spence is questioning th...