Atleo: Time to stop “finger-pointing” on Attawapiskat and “smash the status quo”

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo is meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper Thursday afternoon as the political fallout over the housing crisis in Attawapiskat continues to escalate.

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo is meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper Thursday afternoon as the political fallout over the housing crisis in Attawapiskat continues to escalate.

The Conservative government has put Attawapiskat under third-party management, meaning an outside consultant will take over the administration of the band’s finances.

Opposition politicians say the Conservatives are blaming Attawapiskat for its housing crisis instead of doing something to immediately improve the situation.

Atleo said it'[s time to stop the blame game.

“We need to move beyond the finger-pointing and blaming and first of all support the people of Attawapiskat,” said Atleo. “More broadly, we need to absolutely smash the status quo.”

Harper is expected to meet with First Nations leaders in January for a historic First Nations-Crown summit.

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1 thought on “Atleo: Time to stop “finger-pointing” on Attawapiskat and “smash the status quo”

  1. all reads like “Indian Agent” to me…. In order to “smash” the Status Quo, we’ll have to start from scratch. Okay all you European Immigrants from the last 500 years, dig up your dead and go back to where you came from, teardown your cities, your industries and your genocidal tendencies. No? I guess that won’t work, so maybe we need our own Statehood ehh? The world ensured that the Jewish State was created after their Genocide, why not the same for Canada’s First Peoples?

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