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Attawapiskat, a place where even the chief is homeless

 


OTTAWA — It was the six-week “hunger strike” by former Attawapiskat chief Theresa Spence in 2012 which, while more publicity stunt than self-deprivation, put her reserve on the map of the Canadian psyche.

Before that it was largely out of sight and out of mind.

But it has almost always been a hellhole of a place — an isolated Cree reserve on the shores of James Bay, virtually inaccessible, its traditional way of life eroded, its infrastructure beyond crumbling, its so-called housing deplorable, its hunting grounds depleted, and its reason for being more questionable now than ever before.

http://www.torontosun.com/2016/06/11/attawapiskat-a-place-where-even-the-chief-is-homeless

 

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