Attawapiskat First Nation
Lack of access to clean water is something that has long existed in this country, and it still does today.
"The greatest resource we have in this country is not the gold and it is not the oil."
"I wanted to give up on life. But now, I know that it shouldn't be that way. I'm slowly learning about life and taking it day by day."
The state of emergency was declared on Oct. 28, 2011, by Attawapiskat's new chief, Theresa Spence. I had known her through her work on council. She didn't strike me as a firebrand or overly political. She was worried that, as the arctic winter descended on the community, people in these makeshift quarters could die. Days turned into weeks, and the temperature kept dropping. Officials from the regional office of Aboriginal Affairs spoke with the community about advancing some money to repair some of the condemned houses, but there was no offer to help get the families out of the tents and shacks.
A healthy, non-profit solution to high food prices.
The Omushkegowuk Walkers left Attawapiskat on Jan. 4 to walk more than 1,700 kilometres. They arrived in Ottawa on Sunday
The first of 22 modular homes promised by the federal government to Attawapiskat has arrived to the remote northern Ontario
The first two of 22 modular homes promised by the federal government to Attawapiskat are on their way to the remote northern
While a crisis continues to grip families living in the northern Ontario community of Attawapiskat, at least one Conservative
Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence says she will use the courts if necessary to resist the imposition of a third-party manager