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More suicide attempts as emergency continues in Attawapiskat

Ottawa Citizen - ‎May 4, 2016‎
Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett visited Attawapiskat last month, as did Ontario's Health Minister Eric Hoskins and Child and Youth Minister Tracy MacCharles, along with Assembly of First Nations head Perry Bellegarde.

Langley students fundraise to help struggling Attawapiskat reserve

Langley Times - ‎May 4, 2016‎
A small group of Grade 7 students at James Kennedy Elementary raised $700 in six days to help indigenous people suffering Third World-like conditions on the Attawapiskat reserve in Ontario. Aboriginal support worker Luke Dandurand, whose mother is a ...
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Doug Cuthand: Ontario tax grab behind Attawapiskat's woes

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
According to Gallagher, the De Beers company and the chief and council in Attawapiskat had worked out an agreement in 2007, based on the provincial tax rebate of five per cent as a northern mine and the fact that Ontario agreed to a 10-per-cent tax on ...

Drug use fuelling Attawapiskat crisis, say cops

Timmins Press - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
ATTAWAPISKAT - Each winter in Northern Ontario, a 300-kilometre ice road that connects Attawapiskat to the rest of the world becomes a pipeline for drug smugglers and bootleggers who conceal contraband in engine compartments, diaper bags, even in ...
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Canada Had All the Information It Needed to Predict Attawapiskat Suicide Crisis

VICE - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Indigenous youth sit by a fire as they take part in youth bush camp taught by Rangers which teaches them survival skills in the northern Ontario First Nations reserve in Attawapiskat. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette. Eleven people attempted suicide ...

Susan Aglukark to provide workshops for Attawapiskat youth - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Susan Aglukark, an award-winning singer from Nunavut, is heading to Ontario's Attawapiskat First Nation today to help counsel youth.

Attawapiskat youth to get letters of hope from UPEI students - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
Students at the University of Prince Edward Island are being invited to write letters of hope and encouragement to the youth of Attawapiskat, after leaders in the northern Ontario First Nations community declared a state of emergency over numerous ...

'Indigenous Leadership Initiative' proposes program to help aboriginal people

Toronto Star - ‎6 hours ago‎
People take part in a march and candlelight vigil in the troubled Attawapiskat First Nation in northern Ontario, April 15.

More millions won't help Attawapiskat

Windsor Star - ‎May 3, 2016‎
In the wake an epidemic of suicide attempts in Attawapiskat - including 11 young people last Saturday and a foiled suicide pact earlier this week - this remote Ontario reserve of 2,000 people declared a state of emergency over the weekend. Today (April ...
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Ottawa mulls recouping $1.8-million in housing funds from Attawapiskat

The Globe and Mail - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
Ottawa is weighing whether to recoup more than $1.8-million from Attawapiskat First Nation for unsubstantiated housing spending uncovered in a 2014 audit of the reserve - a northern Ontario community today grappling with a suicide crisis that leaders ...
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Canadian Music Week: It's a long, long way to Toronto for this Attawapiskat rock band

Toronto Star - ‎19 hours ago‎
Holed up in a chapellike rehearsal space in Scarborough preparing for an imminent spotlight at Canadian Music Week, Midnight Shine frontman Adrian Sutherland couldn't help but look around with heavy lids and marvel at how far he had come - literally.

Sudbury Daystarter: News, weather and roads info for Thursday - ‎13 hours ago‎
TODAY: A mix of sun and cloud for northeastern Ontario. Highs from 11 C in Sault Ste. Marie to 18 C ... with cloud developing in the afternoon.

Letters to Attawapiskat

Wawatay News - ‎May 2, 2016‎
A group of Thunder Bay citizens have sent letters of support to youth in Attawapiskat and Cross Lake in Manitoba thanks to letter-writing organizer Jayal Chung.
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Money alone won't solve the Attawapiskat crisis

Waterloo Record - ‎May 1, 2016‎
The recognition that a youth suicide pact was in place in Attawapiskat, an indigenous community in Northern Ontario, has sent shock waves throughout Canada.

The James Bay split: Cree Nation in Quebec thrives, while First Nations in Ontario languish

Toronto Star - ‎May 2, 2016‎
The James Bay split: Cree Nation in Quebec thrives, while First Nations in Ontario languish. The Cree First Nation on the Quebec side of the James Bay is thriving these days, while the Attawapiskat First Nation on the Ontario side continues to live in ...

Ottawa family reaches out to Attawapiskat

Ottawa Citizen - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
When they began hearing about the suicide crisis in Attawapiskat, Laalo said she knew they would find a way to help. Laalo, who has never been to the northern Ontario reserve near James Bay, has been in touch with community members, teachers and ...
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Time to get First Nations beyond a chronic state of emergency

The Globe and Mail - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
The many ills of Attawapiskat seem to be linked: despair among the young, overcrowded housing and bad financial management.

Maritime students hand-write postcards to Attawapiskat First Nation

CTV News - ‎May 1, 2016‎
Now, several classes from Fredericton-area schools are creating postcards. Shea says she expects to have about 300 to send to the northern Ontario community. Shea reached out to a social worker near Attawapiskat, who said they're working on building a ...

Gurpreet Singh: Attawapiskat crisis elicits sympathy and support from South Asian community - ‎May 3, 2016‎
There have been more 100 attempted suicides in the northern Ontario indigenous community during the past seven months. Under the aegis of Radical Desi publications, progressive South Asian activists participated in a rally for residents of Attawapiskat ...

Victor Mine sparkles with safety

Northern Ontario Business - ‎9 hours ago‎
Ontario's only diamond mine recorded zero lost time incidents and had the lowest overall reportable injury rate among all mines in Ontario. In a news release, Kim Truter, De Beers Canada CEO, congratulated the Victor team near Attawapiskat for their ...