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As It Happens Attawapiskat's New School

At last the people of Attawapiskat are getting a new school. It's been 14 years since the former elementary school there was condemned for toxic contamination. As It Happens speaks with Chelsea-Jane Edwards, one of the people who campaigned hard for the school. Chelsea co-founded Shannen’s Dream, a campaign for safe, comfortable schools and equitable education on reserves across Canada. The campaign ...
  • 2014
  • 00:08:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/08/2014

News in Review - February 2012 The Emergency in Attawapiskat

In late October 2012, the First Nations community of Attawapiskat declared a state of emergency. Many residents of the isolated reserve in Northern Ontario were living in tents, trailers and temporary shelters, even as winter closed in on them. In this News in Review story we look at the desperate state of that community and why it needs help so ...
  • 2012
  • 00:14:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2012

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