Women, children lead Attawapiskat march calling for permanent water fix – CBC

Questions surface over Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O’Regan’s promises

Jul 24, 2019

Carrying hand-drawn signs declaring, “Our Kids Matter, Water is Life” and, “Our People are Dying Slowly,” dozens of Attawapiskat residents marched through their community Tuesday to press for an end to the Ontario First Nation’s long-standing water problems.

About 50 marchers, mostly women and children, stopped at the band office and confronted Attawapiskat Chief Ignace Gull, handing him a letter and, speaking in Cree, demanding a permanent water fix.

“Water is supposedly for life,” said Ida Linklater, a mother of four children. “I am hoping for action to take place, instead of waiting.”

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/attawapiskat-water-fix-1.5222836

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