one but I don't have money' or 'I can't do anything.' I feel like over the last 17 years I've been a councillor and a chief, all I've done is administer poverty to people."
Of the 1,644 people living in Mishkeegogamang First Nation (Osnaburgh), 8.6 people live in every house, leading to a matrix of overflowing septic tanks, domiciles without electricity or sewage, hundreds of homeless, hundreds more on constant suicide watch, and traumatizing poverty. Over 1,000 more are in jail and nearly 300 people have lost their lives suddenly since 1981.
"There's no problem for me but I'm concerned for the younger generation," he explained through an interpreter. "They have to have good water and sewer. Everything has to be inside today. It's easy for me because I've lived through this before.".
"There's too much wastewater coming in from the community. The (plant) is too small to care for it so most of it comes out through the doors into the lake."
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Elders Stephen and Mina Anderson sat on the bed that occupies most of the converted shed with no running water. Like many elders in their community, they moved into the yard so the adults could sleep in the laundry room of their home and their grandchildren could take the other room in the house. Stephen was raised no differently but the meaning of dignity has changed over time and the consequences have become more dire.
Chief Connie Gray McKay inherited a $3 million deficit and in borrowing $1.2 million to pay for housing, pays $200,000 of her $600,000 budget to the debt per year. She feels reduced to a slumlord in collecting rent from her people, who pay blood from a stone to live in squalor.
opposition, Wabasse's staff has been transporting the raw sewage off reserve to dump into a lagoon, as there are homes within 300 metres of the plant's discharge. Some need to draw water from and bathe in the lake.
"I've been asking for plaster for the walls since I moved here. I can do it myself. I can borrow the tools. I haven't got the materials. I've been asking for two years now."
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"By the time it hits the water, it should be drinkable but it's not," he said, Nike Metcon Nordstrom pointing to microbacterial counts that are twice the rate that would be considered clean.
When First Nations meet with Prime Minister Stephen Harper at a Jan. 24 meeting following public revelations of living conditions in Attiwapiskat, the focus will be on infrastructure for those representing Ontario's Far North.
out long ago had he not been in a relationship with a woman he loves. He's ready to work for her children but band owned housing has its limitations.
Kasabonika First Nation wastewater treatment facility administrator Abraham Wabasse scratched the snow from the lake's surface with his boot to reveal a puce tone of raw sewage in the lake that stinks in the summertime.
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