Attawapiskat Chief Teresa Spence was surprised by an Aug. 1 Federal Court decision that it was “unreasonable in all the circumstances” for the federal government to appoint a third-party manager to her community this past winter.
The vice-principal of Attawapiskat’s elementary school says the community’s students are getting a “leg up” on their academic challenges, thanks to an international laptop program being piloted in First Nations across Canada.
Shannen’s Dream took a big step towards being realized. A motion calling for the federal government to improve education on First Nations reserves was passed unanimously in the House of Commons on Feb. 27.
Even though the James Bay winter road opened for heavy traffic on Feb. 5, only two of the 22 modular homes purchased for Attawapiskat families arrived in the community by Feb. 12 as the rest continued to sit in a Moosonee lot.