[QODLink]
Americas
Indigenous Canadians left out in the cold
Dozens of Cree families living in shacks or tents, despite injection of millions of dollars into the community.
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2011 09:47

Politicians in Canada are wrangling over a housing crisis in the remote First Nations community of Attawapiskatt.

Where temperatures can reach 50 degrees Celsius below zero, dozens of indigenous Cree families have been forced to live in tents or shacks without heating - despite millions of federal dollars being injected into their community.

Al Jazeera's Jesse Mesner-Hage reports.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
Featured on Al Jazeera
Muslim volunteers face questioning and threat of arrest, while aid has been disrupted or blocked, charities say.
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
ISIL combatants seeking an 'exit strategy' from Mideast conflict need positive reinforcement back home, analysts say.
European nation hit by a wave of Islamophobia as many young fighters join ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
Featured
Lacking cohesive local ground forces to attack in tandem, coalition air strikes will have limited effect, experts say.
Hindu right-wing groups run campaign against what they say is Muslim conspiracy to convert Hindu girls into Islam.
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
Muslim caretakers maintain three synagogues in eastern Indian city, which was once home to a thriving Jewish community.
Amid fresh ISIL gains, officials in Anbar province have urged the Iraqi government to request foreign ground troops.