Attawapiskat Housing Crisis
Please tell Hon. Minister John Duncan that the Canadian government must act immediately to provide infrastructure funding for housing in Attawapiskat. Winter is here and people are living in inadequate shelters, without heat, sanitation or plumbing. Chief Spence now calling for Evacuation.
Dear. Hon.John Duncan
It is with deep distress that I have read the latest news concerning Attawapiskat. Having followed the struggle of the young people on this reserve to have a school built and to have access to education I had been uplifted by their marvelous attitude.
How cruel to read that as winter approaches the housing situation has become a crisis. Canada must act in the immediate present to respond to this disaster.
Canada must act to empower and support first nations communities by allowing them to own their homes and create a strong infrastructure for these northern communities.