Revisit the province's royalty regime and make De Beers compensate Attawapiskat fairly.http://actions.sumofus.org/a/a-de-beers-diamond-mine-90km-away-from-attawapiskat-paid-usd226-in-royalties-in-2014
Year Published: 2016
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX19536
Last month, the remote Cree community of Attawapiskat was front-page news. The community has been grappling with a devastating suicide crisis -- and more than 100 residents -- as young as 11 and as old as 71 -- have attempted suicide. This crisis reflects the despair facing the community over dilapidated housing, lack of mental health services and social infrastructure. But it is roots are in colonialism -- and worsened by corporate greed.