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Attawapiskat, Ontario

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 ...

Attawapiskat makes $5000 donation to wildfire relief: Red Cross

Ottawa Sun - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Attawapiskat An indigenous women takes down laundry in the northern Ontario First Nations reserve in Attawapiskat, Ont., on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. The troubled Ontario First Nation has raised money for Alberta wildfire victims. THE CANADIAN ...

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 ...

Editorial: First Nations, second-class mental health treatment

Ottawa Citizen - ‎3 hours ago‎
In April, the northern Ontario community of Attawapiskat declared a state of emergency after 11 residents attempted suicide in a 24-hour period.
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Ontario is stepping up to address First Nations issues: Editorial

Toronto Star - ‎May 30, 2016‎
Just as important, with her promise of $250 million over the next three years to finance 26 initiatives to help right wrongs and build trust, Wynne made clear that Ontario no longer intends to stand by and brush off First Nations issues as something ...
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A lesson for Trudeau from Queen's Park: Hepburn

Toronto Star - ‎May 29, 2016‎
First, Hoskins visited Attawapiskat in April and announced Ontario would provide up to $2 million to deploy an emergency medical team for 30 days and fund youth programs in response to a wave of youth suicides attempts that rocked the community earlier ...

Quebec Cree youth head to Attawapiskat to deliver letters of hope after suicide spiral - ‎May 28, 2016‎
More than 30 young people from the Quebec Cree communities of James Bay are flying with AirCreebec today to deliver letters of hope and cards of encouragement to Attawapiskat. The isolated Cree community in Northern Ontario declared a state of ...

Psychiatrist angry at treatment of suicidal First Nations teen

Ottawa Citizen - ‎May 30, 2016‎
At a time when the Attawapiskat suicide crisis has drawn attention to the lack of mental health services in remote Ontario communities, Shurshilova says there are also problems in parts of the province where those services are available. “I am ...

Ashby: Canada's apologies without action

Ottawa Citizen - ‎7 hours ago‎
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne's official apology for the province's role in that story is but one of many. Canada has been ... As the Attawapiskat suicide crisis can attest, something is gravely wrong with life on First Nations reserves. Meanwhile ...

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.

The link between culture and health is vital for First Nations

Toronto Star - ‎May 27, 2016‎
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 Daystarter: News, weather and roads info for Monday - ‎May 30, 2016‎
Sudbury will be the warmest with a high of 24 C. Attawapiskat can expect a high of 6 C. TONIGHT: Overnight lows from ... NEWS​​​​​​​​​​​​​.

Indigenous suicide prevention top priority following Liberal convention - ‎May 28, 2016‎
Liberal delegates at the party's national convention in Winnipeg voted unanimously on Saturday to make the youth suicide crisis in Indigenous communities a top priority.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...