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Attawapiskat makes $5000 donation to wildfire relief: Red Cross

Toronto Sun - ‎May 17, 2016‎
TORONTO -- A northern Ontario First Nation that has been dealing with a suicide crisis among its young people has raised money for Alberta wildfire victims.

Attawapiskat chief to thank Ottawa residents for generosity

Ottawa Citizen - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Attawapiskat is not the only Northern Ontario First Nation dealing with a suicide crisis. In recent weeks, children as young as seven on several other remote northern reserves have attempted suicide, according to a health adviser to the political ...

How a Toronto high school soccer team plans to help Attawapiskat - ‎May 24, 2016‎
... play a road game this summer - all the way in Attawapiskat. The Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton Catholic Secondary School Royals decided to help after hearing about a series of attempted suicides in the remote northern Ontario community this spring.
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Ontario Launches $222 Million First Nations Health Action Plan

Government of Ontario News - ‎May 25, 2016‎
The Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) declared a State of Health and Public Health Emergency on February 24th, 2016. On April 13 Ontario provided up to $2 million to Attawapiskat First Nation to deploy the province's Emergency Medical Assistance Team and ...

The link between culture and health is vital for First Nations

Toronto Star - ‎14 hours ago‎
Policy-makers are finally starting to pay attention to the connection between culture and health - and how that may offer ways to address health crises among Canada's indigenous peoples.

Sudbury students, school staff host 'Walk for Attawapiskat' - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Students and staff from Rainbow District School Board and the Wabnode Centre for Aboriginal Services at Cambrian College have joined together to host the Attawapiskat Walk for Awareness on Saturday, May 28. Kathy Dokis, principal of First Nation, Metis ...

Opinion: Bad news will continue for indigenous people until Canadians demand action

Montreal Gazette - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Indigenous people walk through the streets in the northern Ontario First Nations reserve in Attawapiskat, Ont., on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.

Soccer unites Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton students with Attawapiskat teens - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Yet, the team has an even bigger challenge on its hands; the boys are in the midst of raising funds so they can travel to Attawapiskat to share their soccer skills and passion for the sport with their peers on the isolated First Nation in Northern ...

Ottawa students assemble essential library for Attawapiskat - ‎May 19, 2016‎
The idea came to students at Ridgemont High School last month when they learned that young people in the northern Ontario community were asking for reading material.

Hundreds turn out for powwow in the park

Timmins Press - ‎5 hours ago‎
“It's a celebration of culture and a celebration of life, promoting health and well-being,” said Jamie Davey, the Aboriginal youth liaison for District School Board Ontario North East. “We have children, youth, adults, elders all different stages here ...
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Attawapiskat donates to Fort McMurray wildfire relief fund - ‎May 17, 2016‎
TORONTO - A northern Ontario First Nation that has been dealing with a suicide crisis among its young people has raised money for Alberta wildfire victims.

Toronto high school bringing week-long soccer camp to Attawapiskat

MetroNews Canada - ‎May 26, 2016‎
The Royals - members of the soccer team at Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton Catholic Secondary School - are planning a weeklong camp next month in the northern Ontario indigenous community, interacting with their peers and enjoying the beautiful ...

Sudbury Daystarter: News, weather and roads info for Friday - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Highs for most of the northeast from 26 C to 28 C. Manitoulin Island, Wawa and Moosonee can expect highs from 20 C to 22 C. Attawapiskat can expect a high of 17 C. TONIGHT: Chance of showers overnight with lows from 15 C to 11 C. Cloudy along James Bay ...

Think Indigenous Day at local high school

Bancroft This Week - ‎18 hours ago‎
Heather Sararas helps NHHS principal Ken Dostaler smudge, as HPE director of education Mandy Savery-Whiteway looks on. TONY PEARSON Special to This Week.

Chief Reports Six More Suicide Attempts in Devastated Canadian Attawapiskat Tribe - ‎May 22, 2016‎
There have been more than 100 suicide attempts and one death since September among the residents of Attawapiskat, in a remote section of Ontario on Hudson Bay. Chief Bruce Shisheesh of the Attawapiskat First Nation, a Cree community, said Sunday on ...

Sudbury Daystarter: News, weather and roads info for Thursday - ‎May 26, 2016‎
TODAY: Mainly cloudy skies for northeastern Ontario with a few showers and thunderstorms. Skies are expected to clear around Sault Ste.

Wab Kinew On Canadian Racism, Relocating Attawapiskat, And The 'Criminal' State Of Aboriginal Education

Huffington Post Canada - ‎May 17, 2016‎
attawapiskat Girls walk on a street in the Attawapiskat First Nation in northern Ontario on April 14, 2016. (Photo: Chris Wattie/Reuters).

Deadly water still haunts Grassy Narrows (blog) - ‎17 hours ago‎
Most likely this is Attawapiskat syndrome, where in the past, the amount of attention Ottawa gives to an Indigenous problem is directly related to how close the First Nation is to our country or province's seat of power.

Letters to Attawapiskat: Surrey students reach out to troubled teens

Peace Arch News - ‎May 19, 2016‎
He listened intently as the tragic stories of suicide and despair unfolded in the small community of Attawapiskat in northern Ontario. Located at the mouth of the Attawapiskat River on James Bay, the small First Nation community was in crisis. Eleven ...

First Nation remembers devastating flood in northern Ontario, 30 years later - ‎May 20, 2016‎
Thirty years ago this week a flood wiped out a remote northern Ontario community situated on the Winisk River near the coast of Hudson Bay.