"It is very unfortunate to say the situation of the suicide crisis is continuing."
"I've lost count of the states of emergency in the James Bay region."
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.
During the Arab Spring,Tunisians and Egyptians awoke from the fog of fear, stood up and spoke out on the streets of Cairo and took their movement to the polls. In contrast, voter turnout for First Nations has been dismal at best. Like many oppressed Canadians, Aboriginals have diluted their own strength via their collective electoral idleness. Here's hoping for an Aboriginal Autumn that lasts through the 2015 Spring election.
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The first of 22 modular homes promised by the federal government to Attawapiskat has arrived to the remote northern Ontario
ATTAWAPISKAT, Ont. - Two modular homes are on their way to the remote northern Ontario reserve of Attawapiskat, but federal
The first two of 22 modular homes promised by the federal government to Attawapiskat are on their way to the remote northern