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Attawapiskat Chief Wants 'Water, Sewer.. Things Ontario Calls Normal'

7.6.16

Attawapiskat Chief Wants 'Water, Sewer.. Things Ontario Calls Normal': [huffingtonpost.ca] Shisheesh told the CBC a visit by Health Minister Jane Philpott last Thursday did not result in any announcements.

"I was kind of disappointed," Shisheesh said.

"The meeting was not successful because we're still in a crisis mode and we still need immediate help in our community."

Philpott's visit came two months after the reserve declared a state of emergency due to a suicide crisis.

Shisheesh said he is looking forward to meeting Trudeau in Ottawa on June 13 to work toward long-term solutions to Attawapiskat's problems.


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