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This is Attawapiskat: sickness, rotting houses, families in tents, no running water, human waste dumped in ditches

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APTN National News
The Attawapiskat First Nation has declared a state of emergency.

And band leaders are pleading for help because several families are living in tents.

Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus has documented the conditions.

Angus spoke to APTN National News about what he saw.

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  • Mark G

    My God people. Pack up your things and leave that God forsaken country and move to Toronto and get on social assistance until you can find work. Thats what most people would do.

  • bc.hollands

    What a shame! I don’t think we can wait for the government to do something, they are more interested in funding chalets on the rideau canal so skaters can stay warm this winter. “It’s outrageous in these tough economic times that the NCC has spent $5.24 million to purchase seven chalets for the upcoming skating season on the Rideau Canal.”u00a0Read more:u00a0http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Canal+chalets+costly/5722835/story.html#ixzz1eAMynwsynMy daughter went to Attawapiskat 4 years ago to do a hockey clinic there. My husband and I are joining a group u00a0to go help rebuild Haiti nest March, I am ready to go to Attawapiskat to help rebuild that community.