Monthly Archives: December 2011

Another Canadian killed

Just half-listening to the CBC news broadcast and heard about a Toronto man who was killed – apparently by police – while visiting Grenada over the holidays. He mistook a police officer for someone he knew and hugged her – … Continue reading

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United Nations Inquiry – Missing and Murdered Women in Canada

Breaking news: “UN will conduct inquiry into missing & murdered women in Canada” and I am SO freaking happy about it that I can hardly contain myself. Seems weird to be so happy about anything to do with missing & murdered … Continue reading

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Some Attawapiskat residents at odds with chief…

So says the CBC headline this morning ….  Is there one politician ANYWHERE that has 100% support? If so, THAT would be news. This is so not. Ridiculous.

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Attawapiskat : Third Party Manager

So … not only are the people of Attawapiskat supposed to welcome the doughnut bearing third party manager the cons insist they need even though their income statements for the past several years are available online and there are no … Continue reading

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Two more reserves declare states of emergency

Chisasibi and Wemindji, Cree reserves in Northern Quebec,  today declared states of emergency as well – although in this case, the issue is a power outage, rather than the sort of disrepair seen in Attawapiskat.   According to Chief Abraham … Continue reading

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Who are these people?

…and how did I end up at the National Post site yet again …geez… people are going to think that I actually read the Post! I don’t, usually…well, except for Christie Blatchford… but this morning when I clicked on google … Continue reading

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Update to “And this is what ‘we’ do…”

The National Post has corrected the headline of the article “The real math behind Attawapiskat’s $90 million“, and added an apology and proper credit as follows: Note: This article was inadvertently credited to Brett Hodnett. Full Comment apologizes for any … Continue reading

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And this is what ‘we’ do….

Like many of those who are concerned about what is happening in Attawapiskat and other Native communities, I have been following âpihtawikosisân, a blog written by a “Plains Cree speaking Métis woman living in Montreal“. She writes well, and is … Continue reading

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Attawapiskat – Where did that money go?

Mr. Harper & his fellow cons seem to have decided that the best way to deal with the abysmal conditions that have led to the declaration of a state of emergency in Attawapiskat is to suggest that we – the … Continue reading

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