Attawapiskat Celebrates National Aboriginal Day

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NAD 2016 Parade in Attawapiskat
NAD 2016 Parade in Attawapiskat

NAD 2016 Parade in Attawapiskat
NAD 2016 Parade in Attawapiskat
ATTAWAPISKAT – The northern Ontario community of Attawapiskat is resilient. Often shown in the media as saddled with problems, the spirit and caring in the community is often not noted.

On National Aboriginal Day, the community came together once again to host a parade, and events that brought out youth, adults, and community Elders.

Youth along with the Attawapiskat Chief were in Ottawa recently and met with the Prime Minister.

The community is looking for assistance to solve the problems faced in Attawapiskat.

NetNewsLedger coverage of the community over the past several years has highlighted much of the positive spirit and resiliency in Attawapiskat.

The goose hunting blind in the back of the truck in the Attawapiskat Parade
The goose hunting blind in the back of the truck in the Attawapiskat Parade

Attawapiskat Parade

Building for the future in all northern Ontario communities means investing in the youth. Attawapiskat has been working toward those goals for as long as the community has become a focal point in the main stream media. Often the good work and efforts of the local people and those who are trying to make a positive difference are not noticed, and are often not reported.

Celebrating the Pride of culture and community in Attawapiskat
Celebrating the Pride of culture and community in Attawapiskat

Attawapiskat through its community youth have a new school, have been the impetus for new efforts in education at the national level, and are bringing in the help that is needed.

Likely Attawapiskat is stronger and more willing to work to solutions than many realize.

James Murray


Photos by Rosiewoman Cree – Chi Meegwetch!