When the only elementary school in Attawapiskat
was condemned, and replaced with portable trailers that were cold and mice-infested, Shannen led the youth-driven Attawapiskat
School Campaign, persistently advocating for a "safe and comfy" school.
James Kioke and Samuel Kooses, both members of the Attawapiskat
First Nation, and Frances R.
He points out that only after Attawapiskat
Chief and council brought the issue to the attention of the general Canadian public did Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Canada step in and take action.
A Cree community of 1,900 people situated on the western coast of James Bay in Ontario, Attawapiskat
is connected to the outside world only by air, water and, in winter, an ice road.
The immediate, life-threatening problems facing First Nations people in Attawapiskat
are just the tip of a very cold iceberg.
Metalex Ventures has continued exploration work throughout 2006 and 2007 without the support of Attawapiskat
The organization has recently brought improved cable and Internet services to Attawapiskat
and is currently working to bring a new mall, a post office and banking services to the community.
In a telephone call to Jeremy Wyeth, vice president of the Victor Project, Chief Mike Carpenter of Attawapiskat
said "We look forward to working with De Beers as the Victor project progresses and produces Ontario's first diamonds.
respectively the Operator and Manager of the Attawapiskat
and Dumont Joint Ventures in which Big Red is a minority partner together with other minority partners, have not allowed complete access to paid-up exploration data related to the Joint-Ventures and that the financial reporting from them has been inconsistent and difficult to reconcile.
Wayne Russet wrote, "This Idle No More Movement is like bacteria, it has grown a life of its own across this nation," in a site report collected during Attawapiskat
Chief Theresa Spence's hunger strike.
Born and raised at Lake River, north of Attawapiskat
, he was a member of the Fort Albany First Nation.
Danny Metatawabin, who served as spokesperson for Attawapiskat
Chief Theresa Spence during her hunger strike, said it was social media that delivered Spence's message.