A regional chief who represents Attawapiskat says that a number of his counterparts in other First Nations across the country are prepared to engage in civil disobedience over Ottawa’s handling of a housing crisis in the northern Ontario community.
“There’s people who are ready to stand up and be counted … to stand up and do civil disobedience so that we are heard,” Stan Louttit told Evan Solomon on CBC-TV’s Power & Politics.
“If the minister does not want to work with us, you may see that sooner than later,” said Louttit, who presides over the Mushkegowuk Council, to which Attawapiskat belongs.
Ex-PM links Attawapiskat crisis to failed Kelowna accord – Canada – CBC News
Former prime minister Paul Martin says the housing crisis in the First Nations community of Attawapiskat exemplifies the problems his abandoned Kelowna agreement on aboriginal quality of life was meant to address.