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‘Communication Issues’ Hampering Aid for Attawapiskat Reserve: Tory MP – Postmedia News

by NationTalk on January 9, 2012527 Views

‘Communication issues’ hampering aid for Attawapiskat reserve: Tory MP

By Thandi Fletcher, Postmedia News January 8, 2012

OTTAWA — A Conservative MP says there is a serious communication gap between the federal government and the chief of the troubled Attawapiskat, Ont., First Nation enveloped in a dire housing crisis.

“Clearly there seems to be an issue with communication . . . but what I urge them to do is to move past that issue,” said Kyle Seeback, in a CBC Radio interview Saturday. “Right now it’s winter. We should be working together to make sure that people have a warm and safe place to stay.”

Attawapiskat First Nation declared a state of emergency on Oct. 28 over deplorable living conditions in the community of about 2,000.

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