Conflict & Justice

Why Canada has Declared a State of Emergency for the Attawapiskat

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Attawapiskat First Nation Band Office (Photo: Wiki Commons)

A remote native community in Canada has declared a state of emergency.

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The housing conditions for the Attawapiskat tribe have deteriorated to the point where many residents are living in sheds and tents.

Now they are getting emergency help from the Red Cross.

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Canadian Member of Parliament, Charlie Angus, about the problems facing the Attawapiskat.

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