Atleo, Beach call for action on housing, water in Manitoba

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo and actor Adam Beach visited Garden Hill First Nation in northern Manitoba on Friday, and they spoke out on the housing conditions and lack of running water on the reserve.

Atleo said that the conditions in Garden Hill are “a national shame and a national outrage”.

He added, “I would expect that, by and large, the people of Canada have not heard about what’s happening here, in their own backyard.”

APTN National News reporter Meagan Fiddler was at Garden Hill, and has the story.

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